Outcome statement – Global South Forum

Between the 7 – 9 November 30 civil society organisations, engaged on asset recovery from across the world, came together in Nairobi to discuss priorities in asset recovery with a particular focus on the priorities of the Global South and countries typically designated as ‘countries of origin’ – countries where the predicate offence(s) occurred – Read more about Outcome statement – Global South Forum[…]

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?[…]

Global South Forum on Asset Recovery, Nairobi

Nairobi – The first Global South Forum on Asset Recovery (GSF) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 7-9 November. The Global South Forum is organised by the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CiFAR) and it is a first-of its-kind civil society-led meeting aimed at discussing current issues, challenges and opportunities presented by ongoing cases Read more about Global South Forum on Asset Recovery, Nairobi[…]

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.[…]

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[…]