In September 2020, with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), FSVC began a program to strengthen the efficacy of Jordan’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, with a focus on investigations and prosecutions, judicial cooperation and sanctions implementation.
FSVC has been providing long-term mentorship and targeted technical assistance to Jordanian authorities, including the Jordanian Anti-Money Laundering Unit (AMLU), the General Intelligence Department (GID), the Judicial Military Directorate, the Judicial Council and the Non-Profit Registry. The goal of FSVC’s work is to:
- Increase the identification of suspected terrorism finance (TF) cases by improving international judicial cooperation with surrounding high-risk jurisdictions;
- Increase the number of investigations and prosecutions of TF crimes related by enhancing the capacities of judicial authorities; and
- Improve implementation of UN and domestic targeted sanctions.
- FSVC has trained and mentored more than 160 law enforcement official and regulators on investigating and prosecuting TF crimes.
- FSVC has helped Jordanian authorities develop draft policies and procedures for a financial investigations task force.
- FSVC has assisted the Non-Profit Registry in establishing a sanctions screening program.
- FSVC has trained more than 250 designated non-financial businesses and their regulators on sanctions implementation.