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Asset recovery in the European Union: implementing a “no safe haven” strategy for illicit proceeds

dc.contributor.authorPavlidis, George
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-22T08:20:07Z
dc.date.available2022-03-22T08:20:07Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn1463-6697
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11728/12215
dc.description.abstractPurpose This paper aims to explore existing and proposed methods for enhancing asset recovery and targeting the proceeds of illicit trades and other types of criminal activity in the European Union (EU). Consistent and comprehensive implementation is needed at several levels (preventive measures, financial investigations, criminal proceedings and asset freezing and confiscation) to create a European “no safe haven” strategy for dealing with illicit proceeds. Design/methodology/approach This paper draws on primary sources of law, legal scholarship, reports and open-source data to explore the existing and proposed methods for enhancing asset recovery in the EU. Findings The EU should expand and accelerate harmonization initiatives that target illicit proceeds in cross-border cases by using the building blocks of asset recovery (preventive measures, criminal proceedings, financial investigations and asset freezing and confiscation) in a consistent and complementary manner. Originality/value This comprehensive study examines the existing asset recovery tools and explores new methods for enhancing the associated EU legal framework.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Limiteden_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Money Laundering Control;Vol. 25, Issue 1
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limiteden_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_UK
dc.subjectmoney launderingen_UK
dc.subjectfinancial investigationsen_UK
dc.subjectasset freezingen_UK
dc.subjectasset confiscationen_UK
dc.subjectinternational cooperationen_UK
dc.titleAsset recovery in the European Union: implementing a “no safe haven” strategy for illicit proceedsen_UK
dc.typeArticleen_UK
dc.doi10.1108/JMLC-11-2020-0131en_UK


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