Dr Anton Moiseienko

Lecturer
BA (Kiev), LLM (Cantab), PhD (QMUL)

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Biography

Anton Moiseienko is a Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University. His work focuses on transnational crime, economic crime and cybercrime, as well as legal and policy aspects of targeted sanctions.

He is the author of Corruption and Targeted Sanctions, a monograph on the legal and policy implications of ‘Magnitsky’ laws. He has also co-edited four books on transnational crime.

Anton's articles have appeared in leading journals, including the American Journal of International Law, Criminal Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and Leiden Journal of International Law.

He was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a UK defence and security think-tank. While at RUSI, he led major multi-year research projects that explored the impact of technology on financial crime, as well as illicit trade risks in free-trade zones. He also published on a wide array of subjects including beneficial ownership transparency; corruption and fraud in the UK; and the financial footprint of cybercrime, cyber-enabled fraud and online IP piracy.

He gave testimony to the Australian Senate's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; the UK House of Commons' International Trade Committee; and Canada's Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. He also presented before multiple other UK agencies, including the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Illicit Trade, as well as the EU's Freeze and Seize Task Force.

His consultancy experience includes advising the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, a joint programme of the World Bank and UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Anton holds a PhD in law from Queen Mary University of London and LLM from the University of Cambridge.

Appointments

  • Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK (2021-present)
  • Academic Editor, Federal Law Review, Australian National University (2022-present)

Significant research publications

Books:

Articles:

Recent news

21
Jul
2021
Anton Moiseienko
Dr Anton Moiseienko is a lecturer at ANU College of Law.

In the Media

23
Aug
2022
Anton Moiseienko interviewed by ABC RN Drive
17
Aug
2022
Anton Moiseienko write in Just Security
17
Mar
2022
Anton Moiseienko interviewed by RN Drive

Past events

08
Jul
2022
IMG: Gold bars
9.00AM to 5.30PM Conference

The conference is hosted by the ANU College of Law and Transparency International Australia.

27
Oct
2021
Corruption and Human Rights Sanctions in Australia: What to expect?
7.00PM to 8.15PM Webinar

In common with other countries’ practice, the Australian Government has the power to subject individuals and companies to extrajudicial targeted sanctions, such as asset freezes and travel bans. The introduction of corruption and human rights sanctions raises a host of questions of law and policy.

Consultancies

Advising the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, a joint programme by the World Bank and UN Office on Drugs and Crime, on the identification of priority jurisdiction for beneficial ownership-related technical assistance (2021).

Advising the police service of a European jurisdiction on a potential criminal prosecution arising out of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine (2018).

Books & edited collections

Monographs:

Edited collections:

  • Policing Transnational Crime: Law Enforcement of Criminal Flows (edited with Saskia Hufnagel, Routledge 2020)
  • Research Handbook on Transnational Crime (edited with Valsamis Mitsilegas and Saskia Hufnagel, Edward Elgar 2019)
  • Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement: Global Perspectives on Illegal Enterprise (edited with Saskia Hufnagel, Routledge 2019)
  • Transnational Crime: European and Chinese Perspectives (edited with Valsamis Mitsilegas, Saskia Hufnagel, Shi Yanan and Liu Mingxiang, Routledge 2018)

Refereed journal articles

Book chapters

  • ‘Due process and unilateral targeted sanctions’ in Charlotte Beaucillon (ed), Research Handbook on Unilateral and Extraterritorial Sanctions (Edward Elgar 2021)
  • ‘Value of Transparency: The Role of Beneficial Ownership Registers in Policing Illicit Finance’ in Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko (eds), Policing Transnational Crime: Law Enforcement of Criminal Flows (Routledge 2020)
  • ‘Transnational Crime in ex-Soviet Countries’ in Valsamis Mitsilegas, Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko (eds), Research Handbook on Transnational Crime (Edward Elgar 2019)

Conference papers & presentations

  • 'Corruption and Human Rights Sanctions in Australia’, Economic Crime Law Conference, ANU, Canberra (8 July 2022)
  • Principles for Using Targeted Sanctions to Address Crime’, Symposium on Supranational Responses to Corruption organised by the American Society of International Law, World Bank and OECD, Vienna (29 April 2022)
  • Cybercrime Deep Dive: How It Works, How to Fight It’, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) (3 February 2021)
  • ‘For Whose Benefit? Reframing Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Around Users’ Needs’, 2nd International Research Conference on Empirical Approaches to AML and Financial Crime Suppression, The Central Bank of the Bahamas (28 January 2021)
  • ‘Nowhere to Hide: Why We Need Beneficial Ownership Registries’, International Anti-Corruption Conference (1 December 2020)
  • ‘New Technologies and Financial Crime’, panellist, Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge (3 September 2019)
  • Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering’, Comply Advantage Conference, London (28 November 2019)

Commissioned reports

Government submissions

Testimony:

Submissions:

Case notes & book reviews

Case notes:

  • Introduction to ‘Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France): Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures (I.C.J.)’ (2018) 57(2) International Legal Materials 201

Book reviews:

Other

PhD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of criminal law and international law, espeically research focusing on transnational or economic crime.

I am currently supervising Alicia Schmidt ('Legal impediments to confiscation of cryptocurrency in Australia and the US').

SJD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of criminal law and international law, espeically research focusing on transnational or economic crime.

MPhil supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of criminal law and international law, espeically research focusing on transnational or economic crime.

LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of criminal law and international law, espeically research focusing on transnational or economic crime.

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of criminal law and international law, espeically research focusing on transnational or economic crime.

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2023 LAWS8596
Class #3530
Financial Crime Law
2023 LAWS8009
Class #7164
Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws

How my works connects with public policy

Much of my work is relevant to the needs of policy-makers and practitioners, especially law enforcement agencies. I have given parliamentary testimony in Australia (Senate) and the UK (House of Commons) and presented before governmental agencies in the UK and Canada. I have also been invited to expert meetings by the Financial Action Task Force, the European Commission and the World Bank, and advised the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, a joint project of the World Bank and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

I am often cited in the media, including The Economist, Financial Times, Washington PostThe Telegraph and The Saturday Paper.

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