Launch of Investigate website and Investigate: The Manual

Today we launch our new website: Investigate, and our new investigative journalism handbook: Investigate – The Manual. Investigate showcases the work of CiFAR and our trainees coming out of three rounds of our training programme for investigative journalists. It includes information on our trainees, and is therefore an excellent resource for anyone looking to connect Read more about Launch of Investigate website and Investigate: The Manual[…]

Transparency International wants to reopen case into Mubarak assets

Although the European Council decided to unfreeze the assets of the Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak’s family on 12 March, the NGO Transparency International is pushing to reopen the case. In France, can the preliminary investigation opened in 2011 against the Mubarak clan for organised money laundering and corruption yield anything? Transparency International France, a Read more about Transparency International wants to reopen case into Mubarak assets[…]

Informal construction endangering the status of Lake Ohrid

Informal construction is endangering the status of Lake Ohrid causing irreparable environmental damage.Arlis Alikaj, Ivana Nateska This is a summary of a cross-border article published by trainees of our Investigate programme, supported by GIZ. For several years, the non-governmental organizations that take care of the preservation of the Ohrid region have been sounding the alarm Read more about Informal construction endangering the status of Lake Ohrid[…]

Angola: From the Dos Santos recovery towards the future?

In mid-August, Angola was again in the news over the conviction of José Filomeno dos Santos, the ex-governor of Angola’s national bank and two others, for fraud and influence peddling relating to the transfer of USD 500,000 from the Angolan National Bank to a bank account in the UK. This case though comes as part Read more about Angola: From the Dos Santos recovery towards the future?[…]

COVID-19 and asset recovery: an overview

The global health pandemic may, on its face, have little to do with cross-border corruption and asset recovery. Look a little beneath the surface though and it becomes clear that the challenges posed by the pandemic have far reaching implications for the prevention of cross-border corruption and the recovery of stolen assets. Pandemic-related challenges The Read more about COVID-19 and asset recovery: an overview[…]

The European Court of Justice annuls Ukrainian sanctions – what now?

The European Court of Justice in its decision of the 11 July 2019 annulled the 2014-2018 EU sanctions that had been in force to freeze the assets of several high-ranking former Ukrainian officials since 2013, including those of former president Yanukovych. These asset freezes had been put in place after the Ukrainian revolution to support Read more about The European Court of Justice annuls Ukrainian sanctions – what now?[…]