International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA)June 4 2012
The International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) convened at the World Bank for two days in June 2012 for a series of meetings and workshops. The meeting focused on strengthening three areas in the global fight against corruption: international cooperation, national enforcement, and technological innovation. StAR organinzed in parallel a dedicated training workshop for interested practitioners from around the globe on asset recovery. Since the inaugural ICHA meeting in 2010, the Bank and its partners have taken an ative role in supporting the alliance's priorities.
The StAR-INTERPOL Asset Recovery Focal Points InitiativeMay 5 2012
The Global Focal Point Platform was launched in January 2009 by INTERPOL together with the StAR Initiative to provide a global network of asset recovery expert practitioners, accessible through a secure database of contacts on anti-corruption and asset recovery. This initiative refl ects two critical lessons learned from successful asset recovery cases: 1) the importance of early action and 2) the benefi t of strengthening contact and trust between practitioners. The joint partnership between StAR and INTERPOL allows the pooling of expertise and resources to best help practitioners at the forefront of the asset recovery and asset confi scation processes.