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(Mar 02, 2008) New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds were deposited by victims because of fraud, deception, or coercion. Financial institutions can distribute the money to victims following procedures specified by the Law. (Hanzai riy yokin kza t ni kakaru shikin ni yoru higai kaihuku bunpaikin no shiharai t ni kansuru hritsu [Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions], Law No. 133 of 2007, KANP GGAI [Kanpo extra issue] 291, 3 (2007).)

Author: Sayuri Umeda More by this author
Topic: Crime and law enforcement More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Japan More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/02/2008