Asset Recovery in Kenya: Overview and Explainer

Read CiFAR’s new research paper: Asset Recovery in Kenya The Kenyan government has been engaged in more recent years in cross-border asset freezing, confiscation, and return of the proceeds of corruption. Nevertheless, it is not lost on many that to a large extent, international cases have begun due to the proactivity of the countries holding Read more about Asset Recovery in Kenya: Overview and Explainer[…]

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)?[…]

Best Practices and Challenges in the Management of Recovered Assets

CiFAR has today launched a new paper – Best Practices and Challenges in the Management of Recovered Assets. With this manual, civil society organisations interested in starting work in the asset recovery field or strengthening current work will find concrete tips and ideas identified from interviews generously provided by CSO rThis report aims to fill Read more about Best Practices and Challenges in the Management of Recovered Assets[…]

Civil society organisations and asset recovery – a manual for action

CiFAR has today launched our new toolkit: Civil Society Organisations & Asset Recovery – A Manual for Action. With this manual, civil society organisations interested in starting work in the asset recovery field or strengthening current work will find concrete tips and ideas identified from interviews generously provided by CSO representatives and other experts familiar Read more about Civil society organisations and asset recovery – a manual for action[…]

Statement in support of Sierra-Leone journalist Chernoh Bah

CiFAR stands with the CPJ (Commitee to Protect Journalists) in solidarity with our former “Investigate West Africa” trainee Chernoh Alpha Bah. As an investigative journalist, Chernoh has been facing ongoing legal and physical threats linked to his work as an investigative journalist, that are still continuing as we’re publishing this post. Since at least May Read more about Statement in support of Sierra-Leone journalist Chernoh Bah[…]

Launched today: Investigate – the manual, volume II

We are pleased to launch today volume II of our groundbreaking Investigate Manual, providing tools and resources for journalists looking into financial crime, illicit financial flows, cross-border corruption and asset recovery. Building on our first manual (found in EN and FR here), which included guides on the theoretical framework for investigations, investigative resources and techniques Read more about Launched today: Investigate – the manual, volume II[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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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