Moneyval

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Moneyval
Formation 2002 (name change)
1997 (established)
Location Strasbourg, France
Chairman
Vladimir Nechaev, Russian Federation[1]
Website moneyval

Moneyval is the term by which, both commonly[2] and officially, is known the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, a monitoring body of the Council of Europe.[3]

History[edit]

In 1997, the Council of Europe established the Select Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures, carrying the official abbreviation of PC-R-EV, as a sub-committee of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC, for Comité Européen pour les Problèmes Criminels).[4] The functions of PC-R-EV were to be regulated by the general provisions of Resolution Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies.

In 2002, the name of the committee was changed to Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, with the abbreviation Moneyval, on the grounds that "the abbreviation 'PC-R-EV' does not express the aim of the committee’s activities sufficiently clearly."[5]

At their meeting of 13 October 2010, the Committee of Ministers adopted a resolution elevating Moneyval, from 1 January 2011, to an "independent monitoring mechanism within the Council of Europe, answerable directly to the Committee of Ministers".[1]

See also[edit]

  • FATF, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, also known as Groupe d'action financière (GAFI), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7
  • GIABA, Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, an institution of the Economic Community of West African States
  • APG, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, also known as APGML
  • CDPC, European Committee on Crime Problems, Council of Europe
  • Europol, European Union's law enforcement agency

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moneyval in brief, Council of Europe website
  2. ^ E.g. "Report card on Vatican transparency to be released", The Guardian, 18 July 2012
  3. ^ Resolution CM/Res(2010)12 on the Statute of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 October 2010 at the 1095th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
  4. ^ Annual Report 1998-99, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
  5. ^ Request by the Principality of Monaco to be evaluated by the Select Committee of Experts on the evaluation of anti-money laundering measures, Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation, Council of Europe, 13 May 2002

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