This Digest of Asset Recovery Cases provides an analytical study requested by the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Asset Recovery1 of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. In the context of the Convention, asset recovery means the identification, freeze, seizure and confiscation of illegally derived assets and, where authorized by law, the return of confiscated property to the prior legitimate owner of a confiscated asset or to those victimized by corruption, which in some instances might be a State party. The Digest intends to supplement the various valuable resources available through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge (TRACK). It provides factual examples of how the mechanisms for asset recovery and international cooperation have been applied and how well they have functioned in actual situations over past decades.

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