Global and Domestic Governance of Tainted Finance

Global and domestic governance of tainted finance refers to modern initiatives aimed at the financial aspects of unlawful activity. Pushed into prominence by the terrorist incidents of September 2001, efforts to govern and interdict transactional activity linked to crime, to financial and fiscal improprieties, and to other civil wrongdoing have affected sectors of economic exchange ranging from banking, commerce and international trade to the regulation of the legal profession. This sphere of legal enquiry is most commonly identified with global anti-money laundering regulation, terrorist finance and aspects of international taxation.

Course Objectives

This course introduces and analyses the global regulation of tainted finance. An exciting and fast-developing area, the course strives to expose students to practical applications of regulation (nascent provincial professional anti-money laundering norms) as well as to the intersections of public and private international law (the fluid character of international law and domestic regulation with international reach). Organized principally around discrete arenas of tainted finance (terrorist finance, corruption, tax evasion, secrecy), it investigates this regulatory form and explores its policy underpinnings principally within the confines of a global legal order.  

Method of Evaluation

The method of evaluation typically consists of some combination of the following:

70%-80%  Major research paper

20% -30% Presentations, Workshop and Mini-Critics

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