Is Switzerland doing enough?

Of the total $5 billion (SFr4.65 billion) returned to states around the world over the last 15 years, some $1.7 billion alone has come from Switzerland - an amount authorities attribute to strengthened laws governing anti-money laundering and the restitution of stolen assets.

This content was published on September 21, 2012 - 11:00

But critiques argue these laws have not stopped certain Swiss banks from continuing to accept assets of dubious origins from politically exposed people (PEP). What do you think? Is the high amount returned by Switzerland simply because Swiss banks hold more illicit funds than others? Or are the Swiss being unfairly accused while other countries drag their feet in terms of finding and returning dictators money?

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