Emeritus Professor of International Criminal Law

LLB, LLM, MA, PhD

Biography

Bill Gilmore's research focused on the law and practice of transnational criminal legal co-operation. His publications in this area cover such matters as money laundering, extradition, and mutual assistance in criminal investigations. His publications in other areas of international law cover the law of the sea, decolonisation, and the use of force.

Books

Bill Gilmore Dirty Money: The Evolution of International Measures to Counter Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (4th ed) (Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg, 2011)

Bill Gilmore, Maria Fletcher and Robin Loof EU Criminal Law and Justice (Elgar, 2008)

Bill Gilmore Dirty Money: The Evolution of International Measures to Counter Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (3rd edn) (Council of Europe, 2004)
Abstract: This is the third edition of this publication which explores key issues in the fast evolving field of money laundering and terrorist financing, and which has been restructured so as to fully reflect the high international priority given to tackling the financing of terrorism since September 2001. It takes into account recent developments such as the revised recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), as agreed in June 2003; pan-European responses and the 2001 EU Directive; and recent initiatives taken by the United Nations, FATF, the Organization of American States and other organisations. The publication is designed for a wide audience, including government officials and regulators, officials in banks and non-banking financial institutions, professions such as lawyers and accountants, academics and students.

Bill Gilmore, J D McClean and others Commentary on the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988 (United Nations, New York, 1998)
Abstract: This title offers commentary on the latest in a continuum of drug abuse control treaties, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

Bill Gilmore, Neil Walker, Malcolm Anderson, Monica den Boer, Peter Cullen, and Charles D. Raab Policing the European Union (Clarendon Press, 1996)
Abstract: International co-operation and criminal law enforcement have become a centrally important policy issue for Europe in the 1990s. This book examines all of the major empirical and theoretical issues associated with the emerging pattern of co-operation, including the harmonization of criminal law and criminal procedures, law enforcement strategies, police organization and discipline, and the politics of immigration and civil liberties.

Bill Gilmore Combating International Drug Trafficking (Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1991)

Bill Gilmore Newfoundland and Dominion Status: The External Affairs Competence and International Law Status of Newfoundland, 1855-1934 (Carswell Legal Publications, Toronto, 1988)

Bill Gilmore The Grenada Intervention: Analysis and Documentation (Berlin Verlag, Berlin/Mansell Publishing, London/Facts-on-File, New Tork, 1984)

Edited Books

Bill Gilmore, P. Cullen Crime sans frontières: International and European Legal Approaches (Edinburgh University Press, 1998)

Bill Gilmore, A N Brown Drug Trafficking and the Chemical Industry: Chemical Precursors and International Criminal Law (Edinburgh University Press, 1996)

Bill Gilmore Mutual Assistance in Criminal and Business Regulatory Matters (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Abstract: This volume contains the basic international documents relating to the conditions under which one country will provide information, evidence and other forms of assistance to another in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences and in countering malpractice in the world's securities and futures markets. Major multilateral initiatives have been pioneered by the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organisation of American States, the Commonwealth and others. Supported by a growing number of sub-regional and bilateral agreements, the obligations imposed have had a major impact on domestic legislation and are of increasing importance to prosecutors and national regulatory authorities. The work contains a substantive Introduction which places the documents in context and provides a detailed overview of the subject.

Bill Gilmore Money Laundering (Hume Papers on Public Policy) (Edinburgh University Press, 1993)
Abstract: Officialy defined as "the illegal acquisition and retention of another person's proceeds from drug traffiking, terrorism and other serious crimes" the topic of money laundering is examined in this volume. Dealing specifically with issues raised by the new Criminal Justice act 1993; money laundering under EC and international law, and considers how financial institutions, the law and the police can tackle the problem.

Bill Gilmore International Efforts to Combat Money Laundering (Cambridge University Press (Grotius Press), 1992)

Bill Gilmore Action against Transnational Criminality (Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1992)

Journal Articles

Bill Gilmore, Valsamis Mitsilegas 'The EU Legislative Framework Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance: A Critical Analysis in the Light of Evolving Global Standards' (2007) International and Comparative Law Quarterly Vol 56 pp119-141

Bill Gilmore, M. Levi 'Terrorist Finance, Money Laundering and the Rise and Rise of Mutual Evaluation: A New Paradigm for Crime Control?' (2002) European Journal of Law Reform Vol 4 pp 337-364

Bill Gilmore 'The EU Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant : An Overview from the Perspective of International Criminal Law' (2002) ERA - Forum Vol 3pp144-146

Bill Gilmore 'The OECD, Harmful Tax Competition and Tax Havens Towards an Understanding of the International Legalo Context' (2001) Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 27 pp548-571

Bill Gilmore 'Drug Trafficking at Sea: The Case of R. v. Charrington and Others' (2000) International and Comparative Law Quarterly Vol 49 pp477-489

Bill Gilmore 'Counter-Drug Operations at Sea: Developments and Prospects' (1999) Commonwealth Law Bulletin pp609-617

Bill Gilmore 'Narcotics Interdiction at Sea' (1996) Marine Policy 20

Bill Gilmore 'Hot Pursuit: The Case of R v Mills and Others' (1995) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 44

Bill Gilmore 'International Initiatives in the Field of Money Laundering' (1995) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law pp 258-264

Bill Gilmore 'Police Co-operation and the European Communities: Current Trends and Recent Developments' (1993) Commonwealth Law Bulletin pp 1960-1975

Bill Gilmore 'Extradition and the Political Offence Exception: Reflections on United Kingdom Law Practice' (1992) Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 18 pp 701-719

Bill Gilmore 'International Cooperation in the Administration of Justice: Developments and Prospects' (1992) Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 18 pp 1550-1557

Bill Gilmore 'International Action Against Drug Trafficking: Trends in United Kingdom Law and Practice' (1991) Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 17 pp 287-313

Bill Gilmore 'Drug Trafficking by Sea: The 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances' (1991) Marine Policy Vol 15 pp 183-192

Bill Gilmore 'Law, Constitutional Convention and the Union of Newfoundland and Canada' (1989) Offshore Investment Vol 18 pp 111-126

Bill Gilmore 'Narcotics Interdiction at Sea: UK-US Cooperation' (1989) Marine Policy Vol 13 pp 218-230

Bill Gilmore 'Problems in Paradise: Public Corruption and Constitutional Change in the Turks and Caicos Islands' (1988) Public Law pp 32-43

Bill Gilmore 'Hot Pursuit and Constructive Presence in Canadian Law Enforcement' (1988) Marine Policy Vol 12 pp 105-111

Bill Gilmore 'Newfoundland and the Paris Peace Conference' (1986) British Journal of Canadian Studies Vol 1 pp 282-301

Bill Gilmore 'Aspects of United Kingdom Treaty Practice with Respect to Newfoundland' (1986) Canadian Yearbook of International Law XXIV pp 213 246

Bill Gilmore 'Legal and Institutional Aspects of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean Studies' (1985) Review of International Studies Vol 11 pp 311-328

Bill Gilmore 'The Search for Constitutional Change in the US Virgin Islands' (1984) Social and Economic Studies Vol 33 pp 143-161

Bill Gilmore 'The Newfoundland Continental Shelf Dispute in the Supreme Court of Canada' (1984) Marine Policy Vol 8 pp 323-329

Bill Gilmore 'Newfoundland Offshore Mineral Rights' (1983) Marine Policy Vol 7 pp 175-196

Bill Gilmore 'The Acquisition of Dominion Statehood Reconsidered' (1982) Virginia Journal of International Law Vol 22 pp 481-517

Bill Gilmore 'Requiem for Associated Statehood?' (1982) Review of International Studies Vol 8 pp 9-25

Bill Gilmore 'Newfoundland and the League of Nations' (1980) Canadian Yearbook of International Law XVIII pp 201-217

Bill Gilmore 'The Associated States of the Commonwealth Caribbean' (1979) Lawyer of the Americas Vol 11 pp 1-41

Bill Gilmore 'Perspectives on Abortion Law Reform in Barbados' (1979) Anglo-American Law Review Vol 8 pp 191-209

Bill Gilmore 'Legal Perspectives on Associated Statehood in the Eastern Caribbean' (1979) Virginia Journal of International Law Vol 19 pp 489-555

Bill Gilmore 'Belligerent Occupation, Public Property and War Crimes in Namibia: A New Role for International Law' (1976) Current Comment Vol 11 pp 1-24

Bill Gilmore 'The Suppression of Crime (Special Provisions) Act 1974: A Suitable Case for Treatment' (1975) Jamaica Law Journal pp 14-19

Chapters

Bill Gilmore 'Hot Pursuit' in Mark Weller (ed.) (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law (OUP, 2015) 897-909

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering' in Neil Boister and Robert J Currie (eds) Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law (Routledge, 2015) 331-346

Bill Gilmore 'International Financial Counterterrorism Initiatives' in C. Fijnaut, J. Wouters, and F. Naert (eds) (eds) Legal Instruments in the Fight Against International Terrorism (Martinus Nijhoff, 2004) pp.189-201

Bill Gilmore 'Changes to the Global Regime' in A. Clark and P. Burrell (eds) A Practitioner's Guide to International Money Laundering Law and Practice (City and Financial Publishing, London, 2003) pp. 281-296

Bill Gilmore 'The Twin Towers and the Third Pillar : Some Security Agenda Developments' in (eds) European University Institute Working Papers,Law No.2003/7 (EUI,Florence, 2003) pp.1-14

Bill Gilmore 'The OECD,Harmful Tax Competition and Tax Havens : Towards an Understanding of the International Legal Context' in Biswas,Rajiv (eds) International Tax Competition : Globalisation and Fiscal Sovereignty (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2002) pp.289-317

Bill Gilmore, Levi,Michael 'Terrorist Finance,Money Laundering and the Rise and Rise of Mutual Evaluation : A New Paradigm for Crime Control?' in Pieth,Mark (eds) Financing Terrorism (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002) pp.87-114

Bill Gilmore 'International Initiatives' in Toby Graham (eds) Butterworths International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (2002) (Butterworths, 2002) pp.116-141

Bill Gilmore, Harris,Lorna 'Mutual Legal Assistance,Organised Crime and the EU : Reflections on Progress Achieved to Date' in Cullen,Peter and Jund,Sarah (eds) Criminal Justice Co-operation in the European Union after Tampere (Academy of European Law,Trier, 2002) pp.107-113

Bill Gilmore 'The Provisions Designed to Protect Fundamental Rights in Extraditionh and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties' in (eds) International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001) 67 - 72

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering and International Tax Cooperation' in (eds) Tax Competition: Broadening the Debate (European Financial Forum, 2000) 26 - 39

Bill Gilmore 'The EU Action Plan to Combat Organised Crime: The Scope and Implementation of Legal Instruments' in E. Bort, R. Keat (eds) The Boundaries of Understanding: Essays in Honour of Malcolm Anderson (International Social Science Institute, University of Edinburgh, 1999) pp.97-106

Bill Gilmore 'The G-7 and Transnational Drug Trafficking: The Task Force Experience' in Bill Gilmore, P. Cullen (eds) Crime sans frontières: International and European Legal Approaches (Edinburgh University Press, 1998) pp.30-38

Bill Gilmore 'The International Perspective to Money Laundering' in M. Ashe, B. Rider (eds) International Tracing of Assets (Sweet & Maxwell, 1997) Vol. I, pp.R1/1-R1-26

Bill Gilmore 'Drug Trafficking and the Control of Precursor and Essential Chemicals: The International Dimension' in (eds) Drug Trafficking and the Chemical Industry (Edinburgh University Press, 1996) pp.1-24.

Stephen Neff, Bill Gilmore 'On Scotland, Europe and Human Rights' in Hector MacQueen Scots Law into the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of W. A. Wilson (W. Green / Sweet & Maxwell, 1996) pp. 265-276

Bill Gilmore 'L'attiva del gruppo di azione finanziaria internazionale' in A. de Guttry and F. Pagini (eds) La cooperazione tra gli stati in materia di confisca dei proventi di reato e lotta al riciclaggio: Raccolta commentata della normativa internazionale e della misure attuative nazionali (CEDAM, Padova, 1995) pp. 119-151

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering: International Initiatives' in R. Parlour (eds) Butterworths International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (1995) (Butterworths, 1995) pp. 15-28

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering: The International Aspect' in Bill Gilmore Money Laundering (Hume Papers on Public Policy) (Edinburgh University Press, 1993) Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 1-11

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering and the Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime: Reflections on Recent Initiatives' in G. Kodilinye and P.K. Menon (eds) Commonwealth Caribbean legal studies: A volume of essays to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies (Butterworths/UWI, 1992) pp. 81-108

Bill Gilmore 'Sea and Continental Shelf' in Robert Black, Hamish Henderson, Joseph M. Thomson, Kenneth Miller (eds) The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia (Butterworths, 1988) Vol. 21, pp. 1-46

Reports

Bill Gilmore Agreement concerning co-operation in suppressing illicit maritime and air trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in the Caribbean area, 2003: Text and explanatory report (TSO, 2005)
Abstract: An explanatory report on the 2003 Caribbean Regional Agreement. Includes the text of the Agreement and of Art. 17 of the 1988 UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Available for order from: http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?Action=Book&ProductID=0115917853

Notes and Reviews

Bill Gilmore 'The OECD, Harmful Tax Competition and Tax Havens: An Update' (2001) Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 27 pp1227-1230

Bill Gilmore, Wilson Finnie 'Extradition from Scotland: The New Scheme' (1989) Scots Law Times pp 353-356 and 361-364

Bill Gilmore 'The Anguilla Act, 1980: A Question of Constitutional Propriety' (1981) West Indian Law Journal pp 10-12

Working Papers

Bill Gilmore 'The Twin Towers and the Third Pillar: Some Security Agenda Developments', Scottish Council for Development and Industry Discussion Paper, EUI LAW 2003/7 (SCDI, 2003) [Download]

Bill Gilmore 'Extradition and the Europe of the Twelve [A System of European Police Cooperation after 1992]', Working Paper, XII (Dept. of Politics, University of Edinburgh, 1993)

Bill Gilmore 'Going After the Money: Money Laundering, the Confiscation of the Assets of Crime and International Co-operation [A System of European Police Co-operation in 1992]', Working Paper, VI (Dept. of Politics, University of Edinburgh, 1991)

Papers and Presentations

Bill Gilmore 'The 2005 Warsaw Convention and the European Counter-Terrorism Agenda' presented at Turkish Presidency of the Council of Europe Conference on Prevention of Terrorism, Istanbul, 2010

Bill Gilmore 'An Overview of the International Law Relating to Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance and its Implementation in UK Law' presented at Conference of the Law Society and the Academy of European Law on Extradition and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: New UK and European Legislation, London, 2003

Bill Gilmore 'The Disposition of Criminal Proceeds and Property: Developments in International Law and Practice' presented at Public Lecture, University of Dundee, 2002

Bill Gilmore 'Financial Counter-Terrorism Initiatives' presented at Conference on Legal Instruments in the Fight Against Terrorism, European Parliament, Brussels, 2002

Bill Gilmore 'Prevention of Money Laundering: The International Legal Framework' presented at XXXVIII Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2002

Bill Gilmore 'Money Laundering and Recovery of Embezzled State Funds' presented at Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Intergrity II, The Hague, 2001