5 January 2009
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Publisher: World Bank Publications

Non-conviction based (NCB) asset forfeiture is a critical tool for recovering the proceeds and instrumentalities of corruption, particularly in cases where the proceeds are transferred abroad. A procedure that provides for the seizure and forfeiture of stolen assets without the need for a criminal conviction, NCB asset forfeiture can be essential when the wrongdoer is dead, has fled the jurisdiction, or is immune from prosecution. This guide is a practical tool to help countries recover stolen assets. Thirty six key concepts are explored through practical experiences, examples from cases, and excerpts from NCB asset forfeiture legislation. Included in the book and companion CD-ROM are tools that can be used by practitioners, such as samples of cases, investigative forms, court pleadings, and pre-seizure planning guidelines.

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