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 200 government representatives, law enforcement officials and regulators on investigating and prosecuting TF crimes, UN and domestic targeted sanctions screening and international judicial cooperation.
- FSVC has assisted the Jordanian government in implementing over 20 new or updated regulations, policies, procedures and tools to help increase the number of investigations and prosecutions of TF crimes.
- FSVC assisted Jordanian authorities in drafting policies and procedures for a financial investigations task force which will ultimately increase real time interagency coordination on ML/TF cases and increase the quality of investigations and number of prosecuted cases.
- FSVC assisted the Nonprofit Registry in establishing a sanctions screening program to ensure the NPO sector is compliant with international CFT standards.
- FSVC in partnership with the FIU has trained more than 250 designated non-financial businesses and their regulators on sanctions implementation.