EU Sanctions Proposals: what do they mean and what to look out for

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday the development of a Directive on criminal penalties for the violation of Union law on restrictive measures and for new measures to be introduced under their planned Directive on asset recovery and confiscation. Under the new proposals, new EU-wide rules would come into force that cover several aspects related Read more about EU Sanctions Proposals: what do they mean and what to look out for[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Annual Report 2020

Today we are happy to launch our 2020 Annual Report. The report details the work we have done over the past year to advance accountable and transparent asset recovery. 2020 was an exciting and interesting year for CiFAR. The global COVID-19 pandemic saw us forced us to rapidly and drastically alter our project planning and Read more about Annual Report 2020[…]

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[…]