International Affairs Division
The International Division is responsible for advising the Turks and Caicos Islands Government on international initiatives which have an impact on domestic law. Key to this responsibility is advising on the implementation of International Conventions and agreements. It is the primary agency/authority for processing of international requests, although in some instances requests are made formally to other authorities. It also manages the work of the Attorney General as Chair of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee, the central agency responsible for the development and implementation of legislation and policies for the detection and prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation in the Islands.
The work of the International Division consists of the following:
- Prepare and review government contracts and Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) between the Government and local agencies, as well as MOUs between the government and international bodies
- Advise on the application and extension of various international Conventions and agreements to the Turks & Caicos Islands
- Assist the Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee (AMLC) in carrying out his functions by ensuring that all tasks delegated to the Attorney General’s Chambers are completed
- Advise on the country’s compliance with various international standards
- Assist relevant authorities in promoting international standards of AML/ CFT measures
- Receive and process any request for legal assistance received by Attorney General’s Chambers including making applications to the court for restraint, forfeiture, production and other orders
- Represent Turks & Caicos Islands as a member of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force's (CFATF) Working Group on Evaluation and Implementation, the Working Group on FATF Initiatives.
- Provide general assistance to the Commercial and Civil Department