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June 2, 2021

The Role and Responsibilities of Gatekeepers in the Fight against Illicit Financial Flows: A Unifying Framework

High-profile investigations, from the Panama Papers to the more recent FinCEN Files, have drawn widespread attention to the essential role of certain professional industries in relation to international money lau...
Beneficial Ownership Transparency
StAR Publications
December 6, 2017

The GFAR Principles

At the Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) in December 2017, the four focus countries (Nigeria, Ukraine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka) developed and adopted the GFAR Principles. At the Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFA...
Asset Recovery
StAR Publications
December 9, 2016

Getting the Full Picture on Public Officials: A How-To Guide for Effective Financial Disclosure

Financial disclosure, asset disclosure, income and asset declarations, wealth reporting, and interest declarations—despite the variations in name, all of these mechanisms are bound by a common and simple princi...
Asset Declarations
StAR Publications
September 10, 2014

Few and Far The Hard Facts on Stolen Asset Recovery

Corruption has a devastating impact on developing and transition countries, with estimates of $20 billion to $40 billion per year stolen by public officials, a figure equivalent to 20 to 40 percent of official de...
Asset Recovery
StAR Publications
December 6, 2012

On the Take: Criminalizing Illicit Enrichment to Fight Corruption

Illicit enrichment is criminalized under Article 20 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which defines it as the “significant increase in the assets of a public official that he or she c...
Legal Tools for Asset Recovery
StAR Publications

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