Money laundering and terrorism financing : does the Saudi Arabian Financial Intelligence Unit comply with international standards?

Al-Hassan, Abdulaziz (2011) Money laundering and terrorism financing : does the Saudi Arabian Financial Intelligence Unit comply with international standards? Research Master thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of money laundering and terrorist financing crimes across the globe. In a bid for authorities to control these criminal activities both locally and internationally, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40+9 Recommendations were established as a mechanism for identifying, combating and controlling money laundering activities. In compliance with Recommendation 26, each country should establish a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to serve as a national centre for gathering, analysing and disseminating suspicious transactions related to money laundering and terrorism finance. This aim of this research is to examine and investigate the compliance of the principle FIU within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (known as the Saudi Arabian Financial Unit) to the International Standards of combating money laundering and terrorism financing. This research also examines the effectiveness of SAFIU in dealing with prevention of money laundering and terrorism finance based on the 40+9 FATF Recommendations. Examining these aims is important as no previous research exclusively examines the compliance of SAFIU to the International Standards.

Additional Information

Master of Business

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19945
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords FIU, SAFIU, Saudi Arabia
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