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Руководитель департамента Нагих Сергей Иванович
Заместитель руководителя департамента Быстров Андрей Сергеевич
Менеджер Сабинин Дмитрий Денисович

вн. тел. 22051

Менеджер Чернушина Вера Олеговна

вн. тел. 23159

International Legal Regulation on Countering Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism and Corruption

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Course Syllabus


The global system of international legal regulation of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism is barely 30 years old, but about 200 countries in the world now have AML/CFT legislation, which is largely derived from international agreements, such as the UN Conventions of Vienna and Palermo, and the FATF Standards. The common core of AML/CFT measures uses not only the criminal law, but also the regulation of relevant businesses and professions in order to prevent and combat money laundering and financing of terrorism at every stage. Lawyers, working at government agencies, banks, financial institutions, as well as advocates and notaries should have knowledge of international and national legal regulation of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism, understand the role of global regulation and national specifics. Russia is an important part of the international AML/CFT system, member of FATF, EAG, MONEYVAL, Egmont Group.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course main objectives comprise: • analyzing general concepts of preventing and combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and corruption;
  • study of the main international conventions on countering money laundering and corruption;
  • study of the main international standards and guidance on AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance (OECD, ICC, ISO, FATF)
  • enhancing students’ skills of application of international and national legal norms in the fields of preventing and combating money laundering and corruption;
  • extending skills required for designing and implementing AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance programs in companies and financial institutions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students must get knowledge on: • general international legal norms, standards and guidance on preventing and combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and corruption; • the role of international organizations and groups: UN, Council of Europe, OECD, FATF, FSRB’s, Egmont Group; • implementation of international legal norms and standards in national laws and judicial practices; • implementation of AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance in companies.
  • Skills and abilities: • to apply legal norms in the fields of preventing and combating money laundering and corruption; • to design and implement AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance programs in companies and financial institutions; • to conduct due diligence, mitigate the risks of money laundering and corruption, identify suspicious transactions and conduct financial investigations.
  • Students should gain the following competences: • ability to work with information (search, evaluate, use information, necessary for fulfillment of academic and professional tasks, from various sources, including application of the systematic approach); • ability to carry out professional activities in the international environment; • ability to search, analyze, and work with legally relevant information by using the juridical, comparative and other specific methods,
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Transnational Organized Crime, Corruption and International Terrorism – Global Threats for International Peace and Security
    1. Global criminal market. 2. Transnational organized crime. 3. Money laundering: definition, goals and influence on the legal economy. 4. International terrorism. 5. Distinctive features of modern terrorism. 6. International legal framework of combating international terrorism. 7. The problem of responsibility of international terrorist organizations and states. 8. Cyberterrorism as a new challenge for international law. 9. Introduction to the study of corruption. 10. Corruption, transnational organized crime and terrorism.
  • Money Laundering: The Main Models and Typologies
    1. Main models of money laundering. 2. Definition and main elements of typologies. 3. Three groups of typologies. 4. Research of typologies in FATF and FSRB’s. 5. Risk-based approach. 6. Misuse of cash-transactions. 7. Money laundering in insurance sector. 8. Misuse of real estate market. 9. VAT-fraud and money laundering. 10. Laundering of proceeds gained from illegal drug trafficking. 11. Laundering of proceeds gained from corruption offences. 12. Specifics of typologies in the Eurasian region.
  • Financing of Terrorism
    1. General overview of the financing of terrorism. 2. Typologies of the financing of terrorism. 3. Misuse of non-profit organizations. 4. Alternative remittance systems. 5. Cash-couriers. 6. Regional specifics.
  • The International AML/CFT System
    1. The Role of UN Convention 1988 in the establishing of international AML/CFT system. 2. Development of international AML/CFT system. 3. Structure of AML/CFT system. 4. The Role of UN-General Assembly and Security Council resolutions in countering money laundering and financing of terrorism. 5. Listing of terrorists and assets freezing. 6. Regional cooperation. 7. Cooperation with private sector. Obligations of financial institutions and designated nonfinancial businesses and professions. 8. Main problems and perspectives.
  • The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) and FATF-style Regional Bodies
    1. Establishing and development of the FATF. 2. Structure of the FATF. 3. The FATF – standards and their impact on national laws. 4. Mutual evaluation process. 5. Non-cooperative countries and territories. 6. Research of typologies. 7. Prohibition of proliferation financing. 8. FATF-style regional bodies.
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Egmont Group
    1. Egmont Group’s definition of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). 2. FIU in international conventions. 3. Types of FIU. 4. Goals of FIU. 5. Financial investigations. 6. Supervision. 7. Egmont Group and international cooperation.
  • Compliance in Financial Institutions and Companies. Organization of AML/CFT Compliance
    1. Compliance in companies: current trends and development. 2. Organization of AML/CFT compliance. 3. Identification of customer, representative of customer, beneficiaries and beneficial owners. 4. Risk assessment and mitigation. 5. Reporting obligations. 6. Listing of terrorists. 7. Assets freezing. 8. Rights of financial institutions. 9. Specifics of AML/CFT compliance in various sectors.
  • Business Game on Preventing Money Laundering
  • Transnational Application of National Anti-Corruption Laws
    1. Transnational application of national anti-corruption laws as a current trend in combating corruption. 2. US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. 3. UK Bribery Act of 2010. 4. Anti-bribery policies in private sector under UK Bribery Act of 2010. 5. French anti-corruption law. 6. The role of US and UK anti-corruption laws in the global anti-corruption system.
  • International Legal Regulation of Countering Corruption
    1. UN conventions against corruption. 2. Regional conventions against corruption. 3. OECD convention. 4. Main directions of countering corruption. 5. OECD Working Group on Bribery. 6. International Anti-Corruption Academy. 7. International standards and guidance.
  • Legal Regulation of Countering Corruption in the Russian Federatio
    1. Legal framework of countering corruption in the Russian Federation. 2. Criminal and administrative liability. 3. Obligations of public officials. 4. Declarations of incomes and assets. 5. The role of financial monitoring. 6. Obligations of organizations to prevent corruption. 7. Collective Action initiatives against corruption.
  • AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Compliance
    1. Corruption and money laundering. 2. AML/CFT and anti-corruption compliance: two approaches to regulation. 3. Common elements and main differences.
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance Management System
    1. Ethical and legal framework of anti-corruption compliance. 2. Compliance beyond the law. 3. Designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance program. 4. Anti-corruption compliance management system. 5. Codes of business ethics. 6. Anti-corruption compliance programs. 7. Best practices in anti-corruption compliance
  • Collective Action against Corruption
    1. The concept of Collective Action. 2. Types of Collective Action initiatives. 3. Incentives for various stakeholders. 4. Main activities in the framework of Collective Action 5. Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Business Game on Preventing Corruption
    The role play is based on previously learned materials. The special materials for preparation will be distributed by the lecturer.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion
  • non-blocking Business game 1
  • non-blocking Business game 2
  • non-blocking Written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.1 * Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion + 0.2 * Business game 1 + 0.2 * Business game 2 + 0.5 * Written exam


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Oxnevad, I. (2019). Making a Killing: The Cause of Misfire in Counter-Terrorist Financing Regulation. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edssch&AN=edssch.oai%3aescholarship.org%2fark%3a%2f13030%2fqt0js1m843
  • The Applicability of Article 4 of Anti-Corruption Law and the Theory of Tort. (2019). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B1C40121
  • The institutionalisation of public relations in the fight against corruption: the experience of countries of Eastern and Western legal traditions (universal theoretical framework for relevant anti-corruption law of Ukraine): Collective monograph. Vol. 2. Tallinn, Estonia: Izdevniecība ’Baltija Publishing’, 2019. 448 p. (2019). Europe, Europe. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3462724
  • Thomas Kruessmann. (2018). The compliance movement in russia: what is driving it? Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.737265C8

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bela S. Batayeva, & Vera A. Cherepanova. (2018). Compliance as a Means of Improving Corporate Governance in Russian Companies and Its Development Prospects. Экономика. Налоги. Право, (5), 30. https://doi.org/10.26794/1999-849X-2017-10-5-30-36
  • COVLEA, M. I. (2016). Money Laundering - the Link between International Organised Crime and Global Terrorism. Knowledge Horizons / Orizonturi Ale Cunoasterii, 8(1), 186–191. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=115752200
  • H. D. Gambarov. (2018). Regional Anti-Money Laundering Cooperation in the African Union. Vestnik MGIMO-Universiteta, (3(60)), 126. https://doi.org/10.24833/2071-8160-2018-3-60-126-138
  • Viktor Petrovich Kirilenko, & Georgy Valeryevich Alekseev. (2018). International Integration, Democracy and Information Security of the State. Управленческое Консультирование, (3), 8. https://doi.org/10.22394/1726-1139-2017-3-8-15