About Us

The International Money Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN), an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against money laundering. IMoLIN has been developed with the cooperation of the world's leading anti-money laundering organizations . Included herein is a database on legislation and regulation throughout the world (AMLID), an electronic library, and a calendar of events in the anti-money laundering field. Please be advised that certain aspects of IMoLIN are secured and therefore not available for public use.

Brief History

The International Money Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN), a one-stop AML/CFT research resource, was established in 1998 by the United Nations on behalf of a partnership of international organizations involved in anti-money laundering.  The Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) now administers and maintains IMoLIN on behalf of the following 11 partner organizations: the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Council of Europe - MONEYVAL, the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), the EuroAsian Group (EAG), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering in South America (GAFISUD), the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), Interpol, and the Organization of American States - Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission  (OAS/CICAD).  In the first half of 2004, GPML relaunched IMoLIN, after completing an extensive renovation of the site's 'look and feel' and its content, in collaboration with UNODC's IT Section.

This multi-faceted website serves the global anti-money laundering community by providing information about national money laundering and financing of terrorism laws and regulations and contacts for inter-country assistance.  Inter alia, it identifies areas for improvement in domestic laws, countermeasures and international co-operation.  Policy practitioners, lawyers and law enforcement officers all regularly use IMoLIN as a key reference point in their daily work. The information on IMoLIN is freely available to all Internet users, with the exception of AMLID, which is a secure database.

The key features of the IMoLIN system are:

  • the Anti-Money Laundering International Database (AMLID) , a compendium of analyses of anti-money laundering laws and regulations, including two general classes of money laundering control measures (domestic laws and international cooperation) as well as information about national contacts and authorities. AMLID is a secure, multi-lingual database and is an important reference tool for law enforcement officers involved in cross-jurisdictional work.  The AMLID questionnaire was updated to reflect new money laundering trends and standards, and takes into account provisions related to terrorist financing and other current standards, such as the revised FATF 40 + 9 Recommendations.  In addition, the revised AMLID questionnaire now includes a Conventions Framework section.  This new section gives an overview of the status of a country or territory to the international conventions applicable to anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) as well as the status of a country or territory to bi-lateral/multi-lateral treaties or agreements on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition.  In April 2005, AMLU initiated the second round of analysis utilizing the recently revised questionnaire and on 27 February 2006, UNODC launched the AMLID 2nd Round of Legal Analysis;
  • the reference section that contains details of the UN's latest research, abstracts of the best new research from governments and international organizations and a bibliography;
  • a click-on map that takes users to regional lists of national legislation .Eventually, this section will contain the full text or links to the full text of all national anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation and regulations throughout the world.  The database now contains legislation from some 163 jurisdictions and, since January 2005, more than 250 new/amended AML/CFT legislation and regulations were collected to be included in the database;
  • International Norms and Standards: model laws for common law and civil law systems, standards, conventions and legal instruments ;
  • a worldwide calendar of events that lists current training events and conferences at national, regional and international level; and,
  • a links section that includes links to the websites of related regional organizations active in the field of AML/CFT and financial intelligence units ( FIUs ).