The List published by the Moncloa Palace, seat of the Executive, includes Anguilla, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermudas, Dominica, Fiji, Gibraltar, Guam, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Falklands/Malvinas Islands, Marianne Islands Salomon Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Jersey, Palau, Samoa, US Samoa, Seychelles, Trinidad and Tobago and Vanuatu.
The List was published last Friday by the Official Spanish Gazette, and “will be submitted to review according to international legislation and the different national advances”.
Accordingly it also represents an update of criteria to determine the countries and territories that come under the non cooperative jurisdiction, in line with work developed in the framework of the European Union as well as OCDE, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
At the New Institute in Hamburg, a group of eminent jurists and lawyers will begin, on August 27, to draft a treaty to establish an International Anti-Corruption Court.
Kleptocracies have ravaged their populations for far too long, with corrupt leaders looting public funds for personal gain and thrusting their people deeper into poverty. Developing countries bear the brunt of this abuse. But it is a global responsibility.
Why can’t we rely on the International Criminal Court to fight back? Because the ICC focuses on atrocity crimes such as genocide and war.
London and UK overseas territories — from the Caribbean to Gibraltar — are infamous money-laundering hotspots, and our government should adopt a leading role in gathering global support for the IACC.