Resolution CM/Res(2012)6
on the participation of the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man in the mutual evaluation processes and procedures of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 10 October 2012
at the 1152nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers,

Recognising the importance of the fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and other forms of serious proceeds-generating crimes for the purpose of which the Council of Europe has adopted a variety of instruments, in particular the 1990 Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (ETS No. 141) and the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198);

Having regard to Resolution CM/Res(2010)12 on the Statute of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 October 2010, and to the status of the Council of Europe/MONEYVAL since June 2006 as an associate member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF);

Underlining the importance of MONEYVAL as a leading international partner in the global network of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) assessment bodies and its role in strengthening the global AML/CFT network;

Bearing in mind Article 2(2) d of the Statute of MONEYVAL by which member States of the Council of Europe which are members of the FATF may request evaluations by MONEYVAL to cover territories for whose international relations they are responsible or on whose behalf they are authorised to give undertakings, provided these territories are not evaluated by the FATF;

Considering the United Kingdom's request under Article 2(2) d of the Statute of MONEYVAL dated 7 June 2012 for the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man to participate in MONEYVAL's evaluation and follow-up procedures;

Recognising the unique nature of the constitutional relationship between these Crown Dependencies and the United Kingdom;

Noting in particular that, while the United Kingdom Government has responsibility for the defense, maintenance of good governance and the international relations of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the island authorities set, implement and maintain domestic legislative and regulatory frameworks dealing with anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man are self-governing dependencies of the Crown, with their own elected legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems and courts of law;

Noting further that the domestic legislative and regulatory frameworks of the Crown Dependencies are distinct and would necessitate an independent evaluation of each Crown Dependency;

Underlining that this decision does not imply that these Crown Dependencies have the inherent status and prerogatives granted to observer States to the Council of Europe or observer States to Council of Europe bodies;

Recognising also that this decision does not imply any evaluation by MONEYVAL of the United Kingdom itself (which in any event is evaluated by the FATF) or that recommendations would be made by MONEYVAL to the United Kingdom in respect of action to be taken by these Crown Dependencies, exceptionally:

1. agrees to the request of the United Kingdom, being responsible for the international relations of the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, that the Crown Dependencies participate fully in the evaluation processes of MONEYVAL and be subject to its procedures;

2. decides that these Crown Dependencies should constitute one delegation each to MONEYVAL, without voting rights, designated respectively as “Jersey, Crown Dependency of the UK”, “Guernsey, Crown Dependency of the UK”, and “Isle of Man, Crown Dependency of the UK”, each comprised of one representative, with particular knowledge and experience of their domestic anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism regimes with a profile in one of the areas described in Article 3 (2) a-c of the Statute of MONEYVAL, nominated by the respective Crown Dependency and their name submitted to MONEYVAL by the United Kingdom Delegation to the Council of Europe;

3. requests that the United Kingdom, as member State of the Council of Europe and in accordance with its constitutional responsibilities for these Crown Dependencies, obtains from the Crown Dependencies and provides to MONEYVAL a formal written assurance that the Crown Dependencies shall contribute to the costs of MONEYVAL in a sum or sums to be agreed.



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