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[…]

The Glencore Scandal: A Deep Dive into Asset Recovery and Global Justice

Written by Andi Shehu, CiFAR. Introduction Glencore, a giant in the world of multinational commodities trading and mining, has found itself at the epicentre of one of the biggest corporate scandals in recent history. Allegations of widespread bribery and corruption have not only tarnished the company’s reputation, but also raised urgent questions about the ethical Read more about <strong>The Glencore Scandal: A Deep Dive into Asset Recovery and Global Justice</strong>[…]

Empowering Citizens to Combat Corruption: CiFAR Launches the Citizen Guide to Asset Recovery in Kenya

Corruption continues to be a pressing issue affecting countries worldwide, with citizens bearing the brunt of its detrimental consequences. Asset recovery 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, we are seeing growing amounts Read more about <strong>Empowering Citizens to Combat Corruption: CiFAR Launches the Citizen Guide to Asset Recovery in Kenya</strong>[…]

The Jersey Return: Public Participation and Transparency Lessons

The announcement of the Jersey return of GBP 3 million  – the latest cross border return to Kenya – was welcomed with pomp and gladness by Kenyans in general, because these had been a long coming return! The signing and announcement of the Agreement for the recovery, transfer, repatriation, disposition and management of recovered asset Read more about The Jersey Return: Public Participation and Transparency Lessons[…]

FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS AS A FIRST STEP TO RECOVER SANCTIONED ASSETS

Is it possible to confiscate sanctioned assets and use them for public good? How to do this quickly and without compromising the rule of law? These are some of the questions that CiFAR has been trying to understand since the freezing of Tunisian, Egyptian and Ukrainian assets under the EU’s misappropriation sanctions. These questions became Read more about <strong>FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS AS A FIRST STEP TO RECOVER SANCTIONED ASSETS</strong>[…]

Statement of the CAPAR Civil Society Network at the Continental Symposium on AUCPCC, 20 Years After: Achievements and Prospects

Arusha, 10 July 2023 The CAPAR Civil Society Network, formed of civil society organisations across Africa and facilitated by CiFAR – Civil Forum for Asset Recovery, congratulates the African Union on the successful organisation of the “Continental Symposium on AUCPCC, 20 Years After: Achievements and Prospects”. The CAPAR Civil Society (CSO) Network was formed at Read more about <strong>Statement of the CAPAR Civil Society Network at the Continental Symposium on AUCPCC, 20 Years After: Achievements and Prospects</strong>[…]