It’s Time to Make Public Financial Disclosure Efficient and Effective

Friday, December 9, 2016

In a series of articles titled “Towers of Secrecy,” the New York Times in 2015 revealed the opaque way in which much high-value U.S. real estate is owned by famous and politically connected persons from around the world. Transparency International conducted a similar exercise in the United Kingdom, showing how apartments in the exclusive London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea were owned by shell companies.

محركو الدمى – كشف الستار عن الأحتمالات لأكبر قدر من الشفافية (في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وفي أي منطقة أخرى)

Friday, November 4, 2016

شبكة من الحيل حيث تختبأ الأموال و الأصول المسروقة ، خلف ذلك كله يجلس "محركو الدمى" –  وهم المستفيدون من هذه المكاسب والأموال الغير مشروعة.

هذا السيناريو مألوف حيثما وجد الفساد –سواء في منطقة الشرق الأوسط أو غيرها من المناطق الأخرى.

وربط الأفراد والمكاسب غير المشروعة التي حصلوا عليها هو أمر في غاية الصعوبة والتعقيد مع كبر حجم الموارد وأستغلال الفاسدين للفرص مما يجعل لعبة الفساد استباقية لأخفاء الأموال في أماكن مجهولة.

Getting asset recovery moving in Tanzania

Friday, February 12, 2016

by Richard Miron

Last week Tanzania announced that it had frozen more than 11 billion Tanzanian schillings (approximately US$5 million) in stolen assets. This is a landmark achievement in the country’s fight against corruption, and sends a strong message that the criminal and corrupt cannot rest easy in thinking they can live off their ill-gotten gains. 

Asset Recovery: Front & Center of Global efforts to Fight Corruption

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


by Jean Pesme

The Fourth Arab Forum on Asset Recovery, which is hosted by Tunisia and co-chaired by Germany and Qatar, coincides with this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day. Representatives from thirty countries, international bodies and civil society organizations are attending.

Interest in asset recovery includes and extends far beyond the Arab World. In just the past few months, we have witnessed how the issue has garnered even greater international attention. 

Stolen asset recovery takes its rightful place at top of international anti-corruption agenda

Friday, September 25, 2015

by Ji Won Park

The Putrajaya International Convention Centre brimmed with energy earlier this month as 1,200 representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, media and others from 130 countries gathered for the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference. We shared knowledge, experiences and yes, frustrations in our fight against corruption.

Forging the link between inclusion and integrity in Ethiopia

Monday, June 8, 2015

by Emily R. Adeleke

How can financial inclusion and financial integrity policies complement each other? That question was addressed in a report recently released looking at the state of Ethiopia’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework.

(A philosophical approach to) Civil Lawsuits to Combat Corruption

Monday, May 18, 2015

By Jean-Pierre Brun and Sarah Jais




All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer



Keeping the truth (and luxury New York apartments) hidden, while not lying.

Monday, March 16, 2015

by Ivana Rossi & Laura Pop

What do two former governors from Latin America; two children of public officials from East Asia and a former MP from an Eastern European country have in common?

Recovering stolen assets on the road to ending impunity

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

By Jean Pesme
Coordinator of StAR – the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

On International Anti-corruption Day 2014, one of the issues we at the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative want to illustrate - is how recovering stolen assets helps fight corruption and end impunity


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