Publications

December 3 2019

Going for Broke sets out, for the first time, a step-by-step guide for asset recovery practitioners on the use of insolvency proceedings in recovering corruption proceeds. The report outlines the procedures associated with insolvency actions, explores challenges associated with this approach, and provides practical methods for various strategic and technical concerns.

Un guide pour promouvoir la transparence des déclarations de patrimoine. À l’heure actuelle, 161 pays ont mis en place des systèmes de déclaration de patrimoine. Depuis leur introduction initiale aux États-Unis suite à l’affaire du Watergate, ils sont devenus monnaie courante dans le monde entier.

E-filing asset declarations: benefits and challenges is a resource for policymakers and practitioners considering making the transition to electronic filing of asset declarations. The study shows that the benefits of e-filing outweigh implementation challenges and in many cases can help overcome obstacles related to paper-based systems. The recommendations in the paper are supported by the experiences of France, Ukraine and United States with managing these digital solutions for asset declarations.

From Kuala Lumpur to Pretoria, and from Islamabad to Yerevan—concerns about corruption have spawned political change across the world in 2018. With information about the shameless stealing of their rulers proving harder to contain, citizens have taken to the streets to demand change, and, at the ballot box or through a handover of power, new rulers have stepped forward promising a cleaner government.

February 15 2019

Star Brochure describing our impact, background, vision, method and work.

International Partnerships on Asset Recovery: Overview and Global Directory of Networks
January 18 2019

This directory lists the asset recovery networks, along with information about their structure and operations, and contact details.

This publication was written by a project team composed of Klaudijo Stroligo (Team Leader), Ching-Lung Hsu and Theo Kouts. It is based on the joint study by the World Bank, Egmont Group, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime—Global Programme against Money Laundering (UNODC GPML) on Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) Working with Law Enforcement Authorities and Prosecutors.

StAR Annual Report: In 2017, StAR celebrated its ten-year anniversary with remarkable progress in the asset recovery realm. Download full report in PDF.

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This guide features an unprecedented collection of data accompanied by an analysis of key implementation challenges to help countries develop more effective and robust financial disclosure systems.

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Civil lawsuits are often overlooked as a way to recover stolen assets. But this latest StAR report shows how they can provide an effective complement to more commonly-used criminal approaches.