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Countering Proliferation Finance: Implementation Guide and Model Law for Governments

Andrea Berger and Anagha Joshi
Other Publications, 21 July 2017
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Sanctions, United Nations, North Korea, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Pacific
This is the second of two guidance papers produced by RUSI on countering proliferation finance. It aims to assist governments seeking to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks to counter proliferation finance.

The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery vehicles is a persistent threat to global peace and security. In the face of the grave risks posed by proliferation, the international community must devise effective ways to prevent state and non-state actors from attaining WMDs.

This guidance paper aims to assist governments in strengthening their domestic counter proliferation finance (CPF) regimes. It outlines the increasingly complex global obligations on CPF and offers practical tools for states to implement these obligations in their jurisdictions. Attached to the guidance paper are model legislative provisions to assist governments develop necessary CPF legislation.

The paper also explores approaches to inter-agency cooperation to facilitate CPF efforts, international avenues for collaboration, and the importance of a public–private partnership. Without these ingredients, states are likely to lack a sufficient body of real-time information to support taking action pursuant to national legislation, no matter how well it is formulated.

Olivier Kraft
Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

Olivier is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Prior to joining RUSI in 2017, he worked with... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

Alexander Babuta
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience Research Group

Sacha is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at... read more

David Carlisle
Associate Fellow

David Carlisle is an independent consultant who specialises in devising strategies for combatting illicit finance. David has experience... read more

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