Moneyval

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Moneyval
Moneyval logo.jpg
Formation2002 (name change)
1997 (established)
PurposeAssessment and evaluation authority
Location
Chairman
Mr Anton Bartolo, Malta[1]
Websitewww.coe.int/moneyval

Moneyval is the common[2] and official name of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism. Moneyval is a monitoring body of the Council of Europe,[3] with 47 member states, reporting directly to its principal organ, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.[4]

The task of Moneyval is assessing compliance with the principal international standards to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the effectiveness of their implementation, as well as making recommendations to national authorities in respect of necessary improvements to their systems.[4]

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).[5] 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."[6]

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]

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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. ^ a b FATF, Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures (MONEYVAL)
  5. ^ Annual Report 1998-99, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
  6. ^ 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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