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Access to Domestic Law Enforcement

Ensuring that law enforcement agencies have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information​for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction.

Country: Afghanistan

Status: ongoing

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 3 Evidence:

    Beneficial Ownership Regulation

    High Economic Council approve the proposal to introduce beneficial ownership legislation.

    Ministry of Mines and Petroleum discuss introducing an article on beneficial ownership.

  • 4 Notes:

    The efforts to introduce beneficial ownership legislation is ongoing in Afghanistan and the regulation has finally been approved. The last english draft included relevant points that go in the right direction to ensure information sharing with law enforcement agencies, namely the judiciary. Afghanistan underwent consultations with civil society, which was an important opportunity to fulfil this commitment. However, we have not yet viewed an english version of the law, so we are not able to assess whether the below were included from the last draft. See below the main points Included in the current draft regulation: - Easy access to information regarding beneficial ownership to judicial staff, - Managing terms and responsibilities of different agencies in regards to beneficial ownership - Prevention of corruption, financial crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, cross border and other financial crimes in the private sector - Publishing beneficial ownership of companies registered Implementation remains the final and most important step which IWA will keep monitoring.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    There are no updates on this commitment.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    The efforts to introduce beneficial ownership legislation is ongoing in Afghanistan although the government has not been able to prepare and adopt any specific law or regulation on it. The High Economic Council approved the proposal to introduce beneficial ownership legislation and the subsequent meeting was chaired by Second Vice President to discuss the preparation of any such regulation. https://bit.ly/2HgSxqA In addition, discussions on undergoing in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to introduce an article on beneficial ownership and Political Exposed Persons in the new mining law. http://mom.gov.af/fa/news/336317

    Updated: June 30, 2018

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