Unexplained Wealth Orders: A New Tool for Asset Recovery?

CiFAR has launched a new report Unexplained Wealth Orders: A New Tool for Asset Recovery? This report assesses the efficiency of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), primarily as existing in UK legislation, in advancing asset recovery and the fight against grand corruption. The report introduces the UWO legislation, explores how, when and where UWOs have been Read more about Unexplained Wealth Orders: A New Tool for Asset Recovery?[…]

WEBINAR: Opportunities for the confiscation of sanctioned assets.

Online event: 3 November 2022, 16:00 – 17:15 CET Event link Background Sanctions imposed on Russian individuals in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 once again highlighted the issue of the vast amount of assets of illicit origin that are hidden across Western jurisdictions.       One of the central policy questions Read more about WEBINAR: Opportunities for the confiscation of sanctioned assets.[…]

Are we making a progress on strengthening the recovery and return of stolen assets (SDG 16.4)?

During this year’s 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, the 19th of September was dedicated to the SDG Moment – an opportunity to look back at the incredible progress achieved already on the path towards sustainable development, and to highlight the considerable challenges still lying ahead.  So how does the world fair in its commitment Read more about Are we making a progress on strengthening the recovery and return of stolen assets (SDG 16.4)?[…]

EVENT: From Russian Sanctions to Anti-Corruption Investigations and Asset Recovery

Lessons and challenges in sanctions as an anti-corruption tool Online event: 31 May 202218:00 – 19:30 CEST / 17:00 – 18:30 (BST), 12:00 – 13:30 (EDT)Event link The introduction of wide-ranging and extensive sanctions against Russian officials, parliamentarians and business people in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to persistent calls for Read more about EVENT: From Russian Sanctions to Anti-Corruption Investigations and Asset Recovery[…]

The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How to counter Nigerian murky politics in asset recovery?

This is a guest blog by Vaclav Prusa, independent researcher and asset recovery expert, and Samuel Asimi, programme officer at the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre. For any inquiries, you may contact vaclavprusa@yahoo.com. To read CiFAR’s blog series about Nigerian asset recovery, see here.  In the first part of this blog we analyzed how Nigerian asset recovery effort is sabotaged by Read more about The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How to counter Nigerian murky politics in asset recovery?[…]

The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How is the recovery of stolen assets sabotaged by politicians?

This is a guest blog by Vaclav Prusa, independent researcher and asset recovery expert, and Samuel Asimi, programme officer at the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre. For any inquiries, you may contact vaclavprusa@yahoo.com. To read CiFAR’s blog series about Nigerian asset recovery, see here.  During his recent visit to the United States for the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Read more about The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How is the recovery of stolen assets sabotaged by politicians?[…]

Understanding Uganda’s asset recovery policy

This is a guest blog by Agaba Tabitha. For any inquiries, you may contact her at tabithaagaba6@gmail.com Asset recovery – the return of assets stolen through corruption from the countries where they were hidden – is an important tool in the fight against corruption because it helps countries recover lost resources. Whereas some countries have taken Read more about Understanding Uganda’s asset recovery policy[…]

The Ibori Loot: The controversy surrounding the destination of the returned money

This is a guest blog by Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi, a journalist at Nigeria’s Peoples Gazette. For any inquiries, you may contact her at elfretutle.ei@gmail.com. On 18th May 2021, the Nigerian government received the expected £4.2 million from the British Government, recovered from family members and associates of the oil-rich former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. In the months preceding the Read more about The Ibori Loot: The controversy surrounding the destination of the returned money[…]

WEBINAR | Cuidado digital para la sociedad civil luchando contra la corrupción

Cuándo: 26 de Mayo a las 16:00-19:00 Tiempo universal coordinado (UTC)Idioma: EspañolGrupos: NGOs trabajando en el campo de ante-corrupciónPlataforma: ZoomSubscripción: Por favor, inscríbase aquí La pandemia de Covid-19 no solo aumentó el tiempo que la sociedad civil gasta comunicándose en línea, sino que también aumentó el riesgo alrededor de la comunicación digital. Esto ha sido Read more about WEBINAR | Cuidado digital para la sociedad civil luchando contra la corrupción[…]

WEBINAR | Digital security for civil society fighting corruption

When: 11th May 2021, 14:00-17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)Language: EnglishTarget group: NGOs and activists working in the anti-corruption fieldCost: Free upon accepted registrationPlatform to be used: ZoomRegistration: The number of spaces is limited so please sign up here The COVID-19 pandemics has not only increased the time civil society spends communicating online but it Read more about WEBINAR | Digital security for civil society fighting corruption[…]