Money laundering prevention guide for small jewelries

Publicado em 10 Apr. 2017. Última atualização em 10 Apr. 2017


From an agreement with the Council for Financial Activities Control (CFAC) and the Brazilian Institute of Gems and Precious Metals (IGPM), the students prepared a guide for small jewelers to adapt to the legislation preventing money laundering. 


To expose students to a number of questions and decision-making situations that represents the complexity and diversity at the advisory law practice. The skills that is pretended to work are:
- True, complete and effective understanding of the content;
- Clear and objective writing;
- Objectivities understanding and development, and priorities of the customer (lay public in law);
- Technical rigor in the treatment of the content;
- Technical writing;
- Orality in its various manifestations (group discussion and presentation to general public);
- Relationship with public authorities and the general public.


- TEACHING METHOD: Problem-Based Learning.
- REQUIREMENTS: the students use books on money laundering, legislation, reports and guides produced by the Financial Action Task Force / Financial Action Group (FATF / FAG).
- DYMANIC INTRODUCTION: It has explained the importance of the product and the development method..
- DEVELOPMENT OF THE DYNAMICS: after the preparation of a project and a schedule, tasks were divided among the students. They started with the search and compilation of regulation involving the content by adapting the material prepared by previous teams to the latest norms. In addition, there were analyzes and legislation revisions, as well as interviews with the actors involved in the sector. The guide was reviewed by CFAC and the IBGM. The IBGM had the care of typesetting and printing. The students played all the work that an advisory lawyer would do: studied the content, met with the customer, developed the written material, discussed the best approach to this material and finally made the oral presentation at the launch of the guide.
- END OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DYNAMICS: a new tab revision was realized by all students. After approval of the final product, there was the official launch of printed guide at a School event. 
Download: Guia de Prevenção de Lavagem de Dinheiro para Pequenas Joalherias
Download 2ªedição: Guia de Prevenção de Lavagem de Dinheiro para Pequenas Joalherias - 2ª edição


- FEEDBACK: the feedback was continuous. Every activity, the professor and the other agencies involved brought notes on performance.
- GRADE EVALUATION: the evaluation was continuous and followed these criteria:
- attendance (20%);
- individual collaboration of the products delivered by the group (40%);
- skills: dominance of the themes, capacity on planning and organization of work, research capacity, ability to work in teams, verbal and written communication, professional responsibility (40%).


On April 9, 2014, FGV DIREITO SP received the Merit Diploma from the Council for Financial Activities Control (CFAC) in recognition of its contribution to the Brazilian system of preventing and combating money laundering as well as the combating financing terrorism, on the work made by the Penal Law Clinic. 

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Activity Details


Money laundering prevention guide for small jewelries



Concentration area: 

  • Penal Law

Discipline : 

Penal Law Clinic - 4th and 5th years


  • Undergraduate

Key words: 

  • manual
  • jewelers
  • money laundering
  • prevention

Number of students: 

Less than 20

Time of application: 

More than 4 hours


Diogo Rais Moreira
Vitória Oliveira


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