Efendi L. Simanjuntak∗ & Yuris T. Naili∗∗ & FX Adji Samekto∗∗∗
Transnational money laundering is a global issue that requires international solutions.
This paper examines the concept of Free Movement of Judgments which should be
realized in the legal integration process of the ASEAN in order to overcome the
negative impacts of money laundering. This research will analyze the regulation for
criminalizing money laundering in the ASEAN and compare it with the criminal
cooperation in the European Union. The ASEAN Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance
in Criminal Matters (MLAT 2004) is expected to be an alternative to an extradition
treaty. If adopting the Free Movement of Judgements, judicial decisions of an ASEAN
member country regarding transnational crimes of money laundering would be
recognized and implemented in other member’s jurisdiction reciprocally. This adoption
is expected to be an effective solution to overcome impunity in cross-border money
Extradition, MLAT 2004, Money Laundering, ASEAN, Free Movement
of Judgments, Integration of Law
Free Movement of Judgments
in Cross-Border Money
A Legal Stance toward the
ASEAN Legal Integration
∗ Doctoral student at Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. LL.B. (Bandung U.), LL.M. (U. Indonesia). ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0178-3591. This work was supported by the doctoral research program at Diponegoro
University. The author may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org/Address: Tanjung Mas Raya Blok B/31 Tanjung
Barat, South Jakarta, Indonesia. All the websites cited in this article were last visited on November 7, 2019.
∗∗ Doctoral students at Sultan Agung Islam University, Semarang; Lecturer of Law at Harapan Bangsa University,
Purwokerto, Indonesia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8809-7035. Address: Jl. Banteran Rt. 03 Rw. 04, Banteran,
Sumbang, Banyumas, Jawa Tengah 53183, Indonesia.
∗∗∗ Professor of Law at Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7013-933X.
Address: Jl. Srondol Asri Blok J.9, Belakang Asrama Banteng Raiders Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50261, Indonesia.
J. EAST ASIA & INT’L L. Vol. 12/No.2 (2019); 373-386
Publication type : Research Article
Section : Student Contribution
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.14330/jeail.2019.12.2.08