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Part I The International Law of Tainted Money, 3 International Legal Sources II—the United Nations Security Council Resolutions

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From: Banks and Financial Crime: The International Law of Tainted Money (2nd Edition)

Edited By: William Blair, Richard Brent, Tom Grant

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2024

Regulation of banks — Anti-terrorist financing — Criminal proceedings — Money laundering — Regulated activities

This chapter looks at the work of the United Nations Security Council, which it states is, in addition to the United Nations conventions, central to global anti-terrorism efforts. The Security Council, as one of the principal organs of the United Nations (UN), is the body that the UN Charter vests with primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The chapter looks at the composition and running of the Security Council. Chapter VI of the UN Charter enables the Security Council to take certain measures in situations where the continuation of a dispute is likely to threaten international peace and security. Chapter VII of the UN Charter enables the Security Council to take relatively far-reaching measures that are mandatory obligations for UN members, including the use of force, and it has a fair degree of discretion in the adoption of these measures. The chapter looks at a number of UN Security Council resolutions in detail.

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