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  • Reuters | September 16 2014
    StAR/OECD new report: ‘Few and Far”: The Hard Facts on Asset Recovery’ reported by Reuters
  • Reuters | May 8 2014
    UK to host international meeting on stolen Ukrainian assets
    London will host a two-day international meeting this week aimed at helping Ukraine's government to recover stolen assets, Britain's interior ministry said on Monday.
  • Interamerican Development Bank | March 26 2014
    U.S. settlements for overseas bribes – should foreign bribe victims get any?
    Is it fair that all fines, penalties and disgorged profits (from FCPA enforcement) actions go into the U.S. Treasury, given that the most apparent victims of foreign bribery are the citizens of
  • TV5Monde | March 1 2014
    Tunisie: Ben Ali, des biens mal acquis bien tranquilles
    Le recouvrement des avoirs du clan de Ben Ali à l'étranger reste difficile, malgré quelques premiers résultats.
  • Radio Express FM Tunisie | January 30 2014
    Le recouvrement d’avoirs mal acquis en Suisse et en France pourraient avoir lieu prochainement
  • Press Trust of India | January 28 2014
    Experts discuss ways to recover stolen assets
    Investigators and prosecutors from about 30 countries deliberated in Lausanne, Switzerland on ways to identify stolen assets and return them to respective nations.
  • KYC360 | January 13 2014
    ‘Left Out of the Bargain’ – why StAR’s latest report matters
    Over the past decade, countries have increasingly used settlements, that is any procedure short of a full trial, to conclude foreign bribery cases
  • World Bank, Private Sector Development blog | December 20 2013
    Getting the measure of asset recovery
    The OECD released a report based on StAR data measuring how countries are performing in efforts to stem illicit financial flows. It also features an important discussion on the other side of the
  • October 31 2014
    “De-risking” is the word of the day in the AML/CFT community in recent months. At the same time, those who care about financial inclusion and value the critical importance of remittances in development are expressing legitimate concerns..
  • September 10 2014
  • No statute of limitations for corruption: : Liechtenstein returns $225million in stolen assets to Nigeria
    June 19 2014
    • Emile van der Does de Willebois
    In December 1995, General Sani Abacha - then the military dictator of Nigeria, re-negotiated the terms of a contract for the building of an aluminum smelter and power plant in the country by the German company Ferrostaal
  • June 11 2014
    • Ji Won Park
    • Larissa Gray
    What can be done when a mutual legal assistance request has been sent, but there’s been no response from the other country? That was the question posed by a representative of an anti-corruption agency at a recent event hosted by the World Bank's International Corruption Hunters Alliance on ‘Following the Money.’  The query highlights the significance of effective mutual legal assistance (MLA) as a critical tool in multijurisdictional criminal investigations, including corruption cases.  For international asset recovery, MLA and rapid international cooperation are particularly important in quickly identifying, locating and freezing the assets, thus preventing them from being moved beyond reach. 
  • May 21 2014
    • Jacinta Odour
    Every year, at least billions of dollars are lost to Africa as a result of corruption and other illicit activities. No-one knows exactly how much is involved but estimates for the amount of ‘illicit outflows’ range as high as US $60 billion a year. What is certain according to Thabo Mkebi, the former President of South Africa and now chairman of the ‘High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa’, is that addressing this issue should be a priority: “if we can stop Africa from losing resources in illicit outflows, then these funds can be directed to meeting the needs of the continent’s people and allowing them to build a better future.”
  • April 21 2014
    • Jean-Pierre Brun


April 21 2014
Jean-Pierre Brun
Out-Foxing crony capitalism
What can you do when those meant to be responsible for running a country’s economy turn it into their own personal enterprise?

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