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NCJ Number: 128124 Find in a Library
Title: Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds From Crime
Corporate Author: Council of Europe
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg, France
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: France
Annotation: This convention, composed by the Council of Europe, mandates Member Country legislation and policy as well as member cooperation for the development of methods to deprive international criminals of their proceeds from crime.
Abstract: The convention first designates measures to be taken at the national level. It mandates that each Member Nation adopt legislation and other measures necessary to confiscate criminal instrumentalities and proceeds or property. Other measures to be taken by member countries pertain to special investigative powers and techniques, legal remedies, and laundering offenses. The chapter on international cooperation requires that member countries cooperate to the greatest extent possible in investigations and proceedings that target the confiscation of criminal instrumentalities and proceeds. Sections of this chapter address investigative assistance, provisional measures, confiscation, refusal and postponement of cooperation, notification and prosecution of third parties' rights, and procedural and other general rules. Final provisions are presented in the fourth chapter. These pertain to signature and entry into force, accession to the convention, territorial application, relationship to other conventions and agreements, reservations, amendments, settlement of disputes, denunciation, and notifications.
Main Term(s): Forfeiture law; Money laundering
Index Term(s): Europe; Foreign laws; International cooperation
Note: European Treaty Series No. 141
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