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Israel: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended

(Oct. 7, 2014) On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the 2000 law on the subject. (Prohibition on Money Laundering Law, 5760-2000, SEFER HAHUKIM 5760 No. 1753 p. […]

Afghanistan: President Proposes Changes to Draft Criminal Procedure Law

(Feb. 27, 2014) On February 17, 2014, it was reported that Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, ordered that a controversial draft law on criminal procedure be changed. The provision under discussion is contained in article 26 of the proposed legislation, which would establish that relatives could not testify against each other in criminal cases. […]

China: New Department to Monitor Overseas Assets

(Sept. 8, 2008) China's National Audit Office (NAO), a ministry under the State Council (Cabinet), recently set up a new Overseas Audit Department to strengthen the auditing of overseas state-owned assets and curtail fraud in that sector. The assets, whose value is estimated to be more than 100 billion yuan (about US$14.8 billion), are held […]