Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Challenges Focus of Symposium

Author: Lauren Love

Notre Dame Law School in conjunction with the University of Leeds School of Law, University of Sussex School of Law and U.K. Arts & Humanities Research Council will host a one-day symposium, Emerging Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The event, which is the fourth in a series of talks on the subject, will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Notre Dame’s Main Building.

Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at Notre Dame and the organizer of the event, said the seminar will bring together experts, practitioners and policy makers from the United States, England, and Canada to discuss emerging issues related to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

“We recognize that money laundering and terrorist financing have international dimensions and therefore the response needs to be international in nature,” he said. “You have to have countries working in collaboration and sharing information to prevent these criminal activities.”

Speakers will cover a broad range of important issues related to anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, including the unintended consequences of AML policies, emerging issues involving the use of civil forfeiture, terrorism and organized crime, the scope of civil liability under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the international response to combating the financing of ISIS and stemming the flow of ISIS funding from the sale of stolen artifacts, and European initiatives to combat the financing of ISIS.

Along with Gurulé, the guest presenters will include: Clive Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice studies at the School of Law, University of Leeds; Mark Vlasic, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center; David Scharia, coordinator of Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, U.N. Security Council; Danielle Cotter, analyst for the Global Center on Cooperative Security; Vijaya Ramachandran senior fellow, Center for Global Development; Christian Leuprecht professor of political science, Royal Military College of Canada, National Defense; Richard Gordon, director of Financial Integrity Institute, associate director of Fredrick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; and Colin King, senior lecturer in law and joint lead of the Sussex Crime Research Group at the University of Sussex School of Law.

Gurulé said the research presented throughout the day, and at the previous three seminars, will be compiled and published into a new handbook on money laundering and terrorist financing law, that will be available early next year.