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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

Making right a Public Wrong

Monday, November 3, 2014

By Jean Pierre Brun

In 2009, Saif Gaddafi, the son of the then Libyan leader bought an eight bedroom neo-Georgian mansion (see image above) complete with indoor swimming pool and private cinema in a leafy suburb of North London. The property was purchased through a British Virgin Island (BVI) company, in what the estate agent described as a  “quicker than normal” viewing.

Get your risks right, do not de-risk

Friday, October 31, 2014

by Emily R. Adeleke

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 that banks are cutting off business relationships with entire classes of customers.

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