This course enables students to explore the theoretical issues, policy considerations and practical challenges which underpin international efforts to combat money laundering. This will focus especially on the off-shore financial and trusts sectors. Particular emphasis will be placed on analysing the work and influence of the Financial Action Task Force.

In addition, the course will explore the current and emerging international developments in the area of asset recovery i.e. the strategies required to find, freeze and forfeit the proceeds of crime no matter where in the world they are located.


The course will highlight the responsibilities of states worldwide, both developed and developing, in helping to combat money laundering and recovering the proceeds of crime.

In order to provide a practical understanding of the issues, students will work through a factual scenario during the course