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International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre

National Crime Agency

Estimated Completion, April 2017

The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, launched in July 2017, brings together specialist law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions into a single location to tackle allegations of grand corruption. The IACCC’s members include agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and the USA, with Interpol scheduled to join later this year. The new centre will improve fast-time intelligence sharing, assist countries that have suffered grand corruption and help bring corrupt elites to justice.

International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre

THE PROBLEM

Money laundering is a cross-border problem: the recovery of corrupt assets requires international coordination and information sharing.

The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre will work closely with international and national organisations to support countries that are suffering from corruption at the highest levels in their institutions.

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SUMMIT

At the Anti-Corruption Summit the UK committed to “work with others to establish an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre and will provide people and resources to support it”.

Thirteen other countries also committed to help with the establishment of the Centre. The communique says:

“We will strengthen cross-border cooperation and information sharing between law enforcement agencies, anti-corruption bodies, integrity offices of international organisations, prosecutors and, where appropriate, judges or judicial officers, and will support developing countries’ ability to investigate, prosecute and collaborate with international partners. We welcome the proposal to establish an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre by interested countries, which will work closely with relevant international and national organisations, including FIUs, and support countries that have suffered from grand corruption.”

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

Interpol, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are planning to join the IACCC later in 2017.