Palestine: EU provides anti-money laundering training for lawyers from Ramallah, Jericho and Salfit
January 30, 2020
A group of 36 Palestinian members of Palestine’s Bar Association (PBA) from Ramallah, Jericho, Salfit and the surrounding area received a one-day training on money laundering delivered by EUPOL COPPS experts from Italy, Sweden and Palestine on 28 January 2019. This training follows on from a similar workshop delivered at the end of 2019 for 80 lawyers from Hebron and was delivered in cooperation with the PBA.
The awareness raising workshops organised by EUPOL COPPS provide explanations of the international standards governing the fight against money laundering, information on how these standards are applied in Palestinian law as well as international best practices in fighting money laundering.
The Palestinian Authority has agreed to adopt and implement the standards of the Financial Action Task Force – an intergovernmental body set up in 1989 to set standards and promote the effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.
EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.