Asset Recovery and Victims of Grand Corruption

The loss of public assets to corruption has a significant impact on countries and their populations. Public programmes, such is infrastructure development and social welfare are deprived of their intended impact due to the loss of funding to corruption, which harms the people who rely on these resources for their well-being. Brought on by work Read more about Asset Recovery and Victims of Grand Corruption[…]

New UK asset recovery framework: important elements for civil society

In 2022, the UK government published a new Framework for transparent and accountable asset return, designed to ‘ensure consistency, transparency, and accountability’ in the return of funds by the UK government. This framework relates to funds returned under both Articles 57(3)(a) or (b) of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) – in other words obligatory Read more about New UK asset recovery framework: important elements for civil society[…]

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CiFAR “Investigate West Africa” programme: looking ahead

In May 2021, we launched the third installment of our “Investigate” training series, this time targeting francophone and anglophone journalists from West Africa and Europe. In partnership with the investigative center CENOZO, based in Burkina Faso, and other partner journalists from the OCCRP and the ICIJ, and supported by GIZ, we trained and mentored a Read more about CiFAR “Investigate West Africa” programme: looking ahead[…]

International Anti-Corruption Day 2021: Spotlight on Individuals Sanctioned for Serious Corruption

Today, 9th of December, marks Anti-Corruption Day. As cross-border corruption continues to threaten the rule of law and sustainable development, we at CiFAR have continued documenting the people under anti-corruption sanctions and analysing sanctions as a tool against cross-border corruption and for asset recovery. Anti-corruption sanctions The theft of public funds and resources by public Read more about International Anti-Corruption Day 2021: Spotlight on Individuals Sanctioned for Serious Corruption[…]

Launch of CiFAR’s 2021 Country Profiles

CiFAR launches its 2021 country profiles today. Across these seven countries, we see new advancements and setbacks in the anti-corruption and asset recovery fields. Covering a broad range of policy and legislation surrounding asset recovery, we hope that these profiles can provide useful insight into the current state of asset recovery in the countries covered.  Read more about Launch of CiFAR’s 2021 Country Profiles[…]

Transforming the Pandora Papers into Asset Recovery: 5 stories, 5 cases?

Launched Sunday 3rd October, the Pandora Papers are the latest – and largest – ICIJ leak to cause ripples across the world through exposing the systems, structures and individuals used as part of the shadow economy. As has been widely reported, the Pandora Papers are a trove of 2.94 TB of data – the equivalent Read more about Transforming the Pandora Papers into Asset Recovery: 5 stories, 5 cases?[…]

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[…]