Fondos de Retorno Independientes: Presentación de dos nuevos informes

22 de febrero de 2024 CiFAR y Transparencia Internacional Venezuela lanzan hoy dos nuevos informes: Estos informes responden a los esfuerzos en curso para establecer el Fondo para la Protección Social del Pueblo de Venezuela, que se espera que transfiera hasta 3.000 millones de USD al pueblo de Venezuela en los próximos años. El Fondo Read more about <strong>Fondos de Retorno Independientes: Presentación de dos nuevos informes</strong>[…]

Independent return funds: launch of two new reports

22 February 2024 Today CiFAR and Transparency International Venezuela launch two new reports: These reports respond to the efforts underway to establish the Fondo para la Protección Social del Pueblo de Venezuela, whichis expected to transfer up to USD 3 billion to the people of Venezuela in the coming years. The Fund is the result Read more about <a><strong>Independent return funds: launch of two new reports</strong></a>[…]

CiFAR launches its Strategy 2024-2027

Today, CiFAR has launched its new strategy – Ready for Action. Our strategy builds on the work we have done since 2016 to support more citizen and civil society engagement in asset recovery and looks to further position us as leaders in forward thinking about transparency, accountability and participation in the recovery of the proceeds Read more about CiFAR launches its Strategy 2024-2027[…]

What are countries doing to investigate and confiscate sanctioned assets belonging to Russian oligarchs?

Information and references referred to in this blog can be found in this Overview Country Table To answer this question, CiFAR has recently conducted research published in a report From Sanctions to Investigations. Legislation, policy and practice linking investigations into the origins of sanctioned assets and recommendations for governments to strengthen the investigation and confiscation Read more about <strong>What are countries doing to investigate and confiscate sanctioned assets belonging to Russian oligarchs?</strong>[…]

Anti-corruption sanctions: 2023 in numbers

In 2023, sanctions continued to be a popular tool of foreign policy and many new individuals and entities were designated for one reason or another. As CiFAR launches its updated Sanctions Watch platform today, which tracks individuals sanctioned for reasons related to corruption, this blog takes stock of the changed listings across key anti-corruption sanctions Read more about Anti-corruption sanctions: 2023 in numbers[…]

Shining a Light on the Recovery of Stolen Assets in Kenya: CiFAR Launches Two New Reports

Over the past twenty years, Kenya has seen a number of financial crime- and corruption-related scandals involving large sums of money. The recovery of stolen assets plays a vital role in the fight against corruption, ensuring that stolen funds are returned to their rightful owners and reinforcing transparency and accountability within the nation. In Kenya, Read more about <strong>Shining a Light on the Recovery of Stolen Assets in Kenya: CiFAR Launches Two New Reports</strong>[…]

Investigative journalism in Peru: a pillar in fighting corruption

For the first time since the beginning of its Investigate programmes, CiFAR organised an investigative journalism training in Latin America in Autumn 2023. With the support of GIZ, we gathered 15 early to mid-career journalists in Lima, Peru, for 4 intensive training days around asset recovery, illicit financial flows, and cross-border corruption. To mark the Read more about Investigative journalism in Peru: a pillar in fighting corruption[…]

Statement of the CAPAR Civil Society Network at Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption – CoSP 10

12 December 2023 In the past 20 years, African governments have made considerable progress to recover stolen assets as a tool to combat Illicit Financial Flows and contribute to sustainable development. Asset recovery has gained attention among governments, the media and citizens. Several governments have introduced new asset recovery laws and created institutions in charge Read more about <strong>Statement of the CAPAR Civil Society Network at Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption – CoSP 10</strong>[…]

RUSSIAN ESCAPE INVESTIGATIONS – WEBINAR

Findings and lessons learnt for sanctions in Europe Online, 6 December 2023, 14:00 – 15:15 CET (Berlin time) Background Between autumn 2022 and June 2023 CiFAR and European Investigative Collaborations, with the support of OCCRP and thanks to IJ4EU and the National Endowment for Democracy, coordinated the Russian Escape investigations into how far sanctions applied Read more about RUSSIAN ESCAPE INVESTIGATIONS – WEBINAR[…]