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G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013:
Crime and Corruption

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=37) +0.51 +0.49 +0.35 +0.24 +0.30 +0.38 +0.57 +0.71 +0.29 +0.43
1 1996-103 "Therefore we commit ourselves to: ... Resist the enormous threat posed by narcotic traffickers, by implementing the UN conventions against drugs, and intensifying efforts to put traffickers behind bars and prevent them from laundering their money." 0 0 +1   +1   +1 0   +0.50
2 1997-33 "Border security is central to all efforts to fight transnational crime, drug-trafficking and terrorism. To this end, we will combat illegal firearms trafficking, by considering a new international instrument." +1 0 +1 -1 0 0 0 +1   +0.25
3 1997-34 "We will seek to adopt standard systems for firearms identification and a stronger international regime for import and export licensing of firearms." +1 0 +1 -1 0 0 0 +1   +0.25
4 1998-55 " We are deeply concerned by all forms of trafficking in human beings including the smuggling of migrants. We agreed to joint action to combat trafficking in women and children, including efforts to prevent such crimes, protect victims and prosecute the traffickers. We commit ourselves to develop a multidisciplinary and comprehensive strategy, including principles and an action plan for future cooperation amongst ourselves and with third countries, including countries of origin, transit and destination to tackle this problem. We consider the future comprehensive United Nations organized crime convention an important instrument for this purpose."    0 0   +1         +0.33
5 1998-56 "We commit ourselves to develop a multidisciplinary and comprehensive strategy, including principles and an action plan for future cooperation amongst ourselves and with third countries, including countries of origin, transit and destination,
to tackle this problem. We consider the future comprehensive UN organised crime convention an important instrument for this purpose."
  0 0   +1         +0.33
6 1999-xx "We welcome and support the work of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) to identify jurisdictions which fail to cooperate effectively in the international fight against money laundering and thus facilitate the laundering of proceeds from corruption and organized crime. (1) The FATF should take concrete steps to bring offshore financial centers and underregulated and noncooperating jurisdictions into compliance with the 40 recommendations against money laundering and to protect the international financial community from the adverse impact of those that do not comply. ***(2) We call upon our Ministers of Finance, in coordination with other Ministers, in particular with Ministers of Justice and the Interior, to coordinate the development and implementation of complementary positions regarding offshore financial centers and the FATF's work on non-cooperative jurisdictions in the various fora where these issues are being addressed." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 1999-xx "We welcome and support the work of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) to identify jurisdictions which fail to cooperate effectively in the international fight against money laundering and thus facilitate the laundering of proceeds from corruption and organized crime. (1) The FATF should take concrete steps to bring offshore financial centers and underregulated and noncooperating jurisdictions into compliance with the 40 recommendations against money laundering and to protect the international financial community from the adverse impact of those that do not comply. ***(2) We call upon our Ministers of Finance, in coordination with other Ministers, in particular with Ministers of Justice and the Interior, to coordinate the development and implementation of complementary positions regarding offshore financial centers and the FATF's work on non-cooperative jurisdictions in the various fora where these issues are being addressed." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
8 2000-59 "We remain committed to reducing demand in our own countries, and to countering the threat from the production and trafficking of illicit drugs globally". +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
9 2000-60 "We will work with other countries, the UN system and other groups to reduce both supply and demand." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
10 2000-61 ""We will support regional initiatives to end narcotics production and trafficking." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
11 2000-62 "We are also committed to strengthen international cooperation to: Combat the illicit diversion of precursor chemicals for the  production of illegal drugs" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
12 2000-63 "We are also committed to strengthen international cooperation to: Address the growing new threat from amphetamines and other synthetic drugs, and will convene an ad hoc meeting of drugs experts by the end of this year;" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
13 2000-64 "We are also committed to strengthen international cooperation to: Accelerate the pace of work on asset confiscation;" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
14 2000-65 "We are also committed to strengthen international cooperation to: Examine, by means of an international conference hosted by the UK, the global economy of illegal drugs." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
15 2002-57 "The task of strengthening institutions and governance is thus both urgent and of paramount importance, and for this reason, we commit to:...Intensifying support for the adoption and implementation of effective measures to combat corruption, bribery and embezzlement – including by:...Working to secure the early establishment of a UN Convention on Corruption, and the early ratification of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime; We support the Transitional Authority of Afghanistan." +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0   +0.25
16 2003-36 "We reaffirm our commitment to fight financial abuses and to encourage wider accession to and ratification of the U.N. Convention on Transnational Organized Crime so that money laundering, corruption and other relevant crimes are universally criminalized and that all countries have the power to identify, trace, freeze or seize and ultimately confiscate and dispose of assets from the proceeds of these crimes." -1 -1 -1 +1 -1 -1 +1 -1   -0.50
17 2004-179 "We support our [Home Affairs and Justice] Ministers' determination to detect, recover and return these illicitly acquired assets, including by: establishing G8 accelerated response teams;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
18 2004-180 "We support our [Home Affairs and Justice] Ministers' determination to detect, recover and return these illicitly acquired assets, including by: enhancing G8 asset recovery case coordination;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
19 2004-181 "We support our [Home Affairs and Justice] Ministers' determination to detect, recover and return these illicitly acquired assets, including by: holding G8 asset recovery workshops." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
20 2004-182 "To meet these goals, we will ensure that: each of our countries has rules in place by Summer 2005, where possible, to require
due diligence for "politically exposed persons" accounts;"
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
21 2004-183 "To meet these goals, we will ensure that: each of our countries has rules in place, preferably by 12/31/04, to require wire transfer originator information;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
22 2004-184 "To meet these goals, we will ensure that: we create G8 best practices for modalities of disposition and return;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
23 2004-185 "To meet these goals, we will ensure that: we explore effective measures to recover assets in corruption cases." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +0.11
24 2004-190 "We will develop a diplomatic strategy to urge speedy consideration of ratification of the TOC [Transnational Organized Crime] Convention and coordinate with others, including donors to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, to provide technical assistance to promote implementation of the Convention." +1 +1 0 0 0 +1 0 0 +1 +0.44
25 2005-54 "We will work vigorously for early ratification of the UN Convention Against Corruption and start discussions on mechanisms to ensure its effective implementation." 0 +1 0 0 -1 +1 +1 0   +0.25
26 2005-111 "We are deepening these efforts at home and abroad, with the aim of reducing substantially global trade in pirated and counterfeit goods, and efficiently combating the transnational networks that support it. In particular, we will take further concrete steps to: "Improve co-ordination of anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy crime strategies, and ensure closer co-operation among enforcement officials, including through shared risk analysis, exchange of best practice, enhanced existing cooperation at international borders, and between governments and the private sector;" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
27 2006-232 "We maintained our commitment to implement and promote the FATF recommendations, the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime, and the UN Convention Against Corruption. We note the critical contribution of non-governmental organizations in the fight against corruption." 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 2006-247 "We consider it necessary to take, in the near term, the following concrete measures which will form the basis of a G8 work plan on piracy and counterfeiting: to create in each G8 country a website providing businesses and individuals with information on mechanisms available and procedures necessary to secure and enforce their intellectual property rights in that country, on threats posed by piracy and counterfeiting to public health, safety and the national interests of countries, consumers and business communities, as well as on measures taken at the national andinternational levels to combat intellectual property rights violations, and on relevant legislation and law enforcement practices;" 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0   +0.13
29 2007-115 "We are committed to full implementation of their obligations under existing international agreements created to combat corruption, particularly those of the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)." +1 +1 0 0 -1 0 +1 +1 0 +0.33
30 2008-43 "We call for the ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC  by all countries and a strong and consistent follow-up of the Bali Conference by ensuring effective implementation of UNCAC, including the development of a review mechanism." +1 +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.67
31 2009-24 "We call for the ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) by all countries and a strong and consistent follow-up of the Bali Conference by ensuring effective implementation of UNCAC, including the development of an effective, transparent and inclusive review mechanism." +1 +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.67
32 2009-183 "We commit to contributing, through cooperation with international partners and coordinated bilateral programs, to achieve the goals defined by the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia – and related multilateral efforts, including the Djibouti Code of Conduct facilitated by the International Maritime Organization – and the International Contact Group for Somalia." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
33 2010-22 "We support efforts of the Kimberly Process to manage the trade of rough diamonds and ensure compliance by all participants with its standards." +1 +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.56
34 2011-107 "We will fulfill our international commitments to secure the return of stolen assets" 0 +1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 +1 0 -0.22
35 2012-123 "[Specific actions by G8 members to promote effective cooperation in asset recovery will include:] Promote transparency and effective cooperation: Each G8 member will: publish a guide that describes specific steps required for assistance and cooperation in matters related to tracing, freezing, confiscation, and return of proceeds of corruption, whether through formal mutual legal assistance (MLA) or other forms of cooperation and make the guide available in Arabic;" +1 0 +1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1 -1 +0.44
36 2013-95 [We are committed to ensuring enforcement of our AML/CFT requirements to ensure corporate wrongdoers are held to account.  0 +1 0 -1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.44
37 2013-162 We reiterate our high level of commitment to return stolen assets to countries in transition, including through participation in the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery.  0 0 +1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 +0.22
 
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