On 17 May, the Council of Europe advised that Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGO has published a Study on Non-Governmental Organisations and the Implementation of Measures Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. It says that the Study shows that the way in which the relevant requirements are being applied by states is leading, or will lead, to significant burdens for NGO that are not at risk of being implicated in money laundering or terrorist financing and thus doing so without making any useful contribution to tackling such activities. It concludes that it is unlikely that the difficulties encountered in the implementation of the various requirements will be overcome without a much more serious and ongoing engagement by the oversight bodies with NGO.
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