Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
In declaring the war against terrorism President George W. Bush also declared war on the financing of terrorism. In this book, bankers, regulators and academics pose a variety of questions from their individual perspectives: What can financial institutions realistically contribute to the suppression of terrorist financing? Can individual rights be protected in these circumstances? These questions are analyzed by experts who come up with some thought-provoking answers
About the Authors
Mark Pieth has been Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, since 1993. He completed his studies, his PhD in criminal procedure and his habilitation thesis (on sanctioning and broader criminological topics) at this University; after an extensive period abroad most notably at the Max-Planck-Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Germany and the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, UK) and a time in private practice at the Bar (as Advokat).
From 1989 to 1993 he was Head of Section on Economic and Organised Crime in the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). In this position he was involved in drafting legislation against money laundering, organised crime, drug abuse and corruption and also on the confiscation of assets. As an official and later as a consultant to governments he has acquired extensive experience in international fora, most notably as a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) between 1989 and 1993, the Chemical Action Task Force on Precurser Chemicals, as Chairman of an Intergovernmental Expert Group of the United Nations (UN) to determine the extent of illicit trafficking in drugs (in 1990) and as the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (since 1990).
He has published extensively in the field of economic and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, sanctioning and criminal procedure. He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel . He has also assumed various presidencies and memberships of national commissions in Switzerland (President of the Expert Group of the National Research Programme on Violence and Organised Crime, Former President of the Federal Commission on Data Protection in the Medical Profession, Member of the Swiss Federal Gaming Commission, Member of the Consultative Commission to the Federal Administration of Finances on the Prevention of Money Laundering etc.).
He has been a consultant to corporations, international organisations and foreign governments on issues related to governance. Most recently he has participated in the Wolfsberg AML Banking Initiative.