Over 190 jurisdictions worldwide abide by 40 Recommendation on anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism set and assessed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Compliance with the recommendations is periodically evaluated by FATF or one of its-style regional bodies. The mutual evaluation processes produce ratings that have real consequences, affecting country’s bond ratings, access to financial markets, trade, and investment. In protection of these, many governments have proven willing to compromise human rights and civic freedoms. Read more here.