Podcast Discussion on Money Laundering in Vancouver Casinos by Dr. Peter German

Dr. Peter German, Q.C., author of the comprehensive German Report, recently made an appearance on the TRACE International podcast Bribe, Swindle or Steal to discuss the “Vancouver Model” of financial crime, which includes both money-laundering and drug trafficking using casinos as the way station. Listen to the episode below:

Now Available: New Edition of Global Corruption Book

The ICCLR is pleased to share the new 2018 version of the book Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice by Senior Associate Gerry Ferguson. The digital, open-access version can be found here. A print version of book is also being published for the first time in two separate volumes by the University of Victoria. To purchase a copy please click here: https://www.uvicbookstore.ca/general/uvic-publishing

ICCLR President appointed to review money laundering policies in BC

The Attorney General of British Columbia David Eby has appointed current ICCLR President Dr. Peter German as an independent expert to conduct a review of British Columbia’s anti-money-laundering policies and practices in the gambling industry, with a focus on the Lower Mainland. Attorney General Eby has asked Dr. German to determine whether there is an unaddressed, or inadequately addressed, issue of money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos, and the history, nature and extent of any issues he identifies. He has also been asked to make recommendations, if necessary, for reform. The review is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2018.

For more details on the appointment please click here.

Now Available: ICCLR report on Corruption in Canada

ICCLR is pleased to share an update to the report “Corruption in Canada: Reviewing Practices from Abroad to Improve our Response”. Initially prepared by ICCLR Senior Associate Eileen Skinnider in March 2012, this report is an updated version prepared by Professor Gerry Ferguson, also a Senior Associate of the Centre. The report addresses questions such as:

  • How does the Canadian legal framework and its enforcement fare in comparison with laws, policies and enforcement elsewhere?
  • What can we learn from other countries to improve our own legal response?

To access the report please click here.

This research report was made possible by the funding and support received from the Department of Justice Canada.

Now Available: Volume III of the Charbonneau Commission Report – English Translation

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy is pleased to share an English translated version of Volume three of the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry– also known as the Charbonneau Report. This volume is on “Schemes, Causes, Consequences and Recommendations”.

The full report was prepared and presented initially in French only after a lengthy inquiry into systemic corruption occurring within Quebec’s construction industry.

To access the document please click here