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Emerging Trends in Asset Recovery

Gretta Fenner-Zinkernagel, Charles Monteith and Pedro Gomes Pereira

Street protests in the ‘Arab Spring’ countries have illustrated that public demand for recovering stolen assets has grown exponentially, as have expectations by concerned populations and governments. From a topic discussed in expert forums, it has thus become a topic of the people. The question is: Have practitioners and policy makers delivered on these expectations?
Clearly, since the ratification of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) ten years ago, much progress has been made in streamlining respective legal and institutional frameworks. On the other hand, we also find that practical successes on the ground remain few and far apart, and largely limited to a handful of countries.
This book asks why and, through the voice of renowned practitioners from a broad range of affected countries, analyses challenges that remain, identifies new stumbling blocks that have cropped up, and discusses practical solutions that are being tested with a view to overcoming these.
The book is published by the Basel Institute on Governance’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR).

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Abbreviations AC Anti-Corruption ACC Anti-Corruption Commission AML Anti-Money Laundering APDHE Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España ARINSA Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of Southern Africa ARIS Asset Recovery Intelligence System AUCPCC African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption BOTA Kazakh Child and Youth Development Foun- dation CARIN Camden Assets Recovery Inter-Agency Net- work CARP Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program CBK Central Bank of Kenya CCT Conditional Cash Transfer CFT Counter Terrorist Financing COMJIB Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero- American Countries CPS Crown Prosecution Service CSOs Civil Society Organisations CTRs Cash Transaction Reports DFID United Kingdom's Department for Interna- tional Development DLR Department of Land Reform DRC Democratic Republic of Congo ESW Egmont Secure Web EU European Union FACFOA Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act FATF Financial Action Task Force xxxviii FCC Federal Criminal Court (Bellinzona, Switzer- land) FEDADOI Special National Fund for the Administration of Forfeited Corruption Proceeds FIS Guernsey Financial Intelligence Service FIUs Financial Intelligence Units FPO Federal Prosecutors’ Office FT Federal Tribunal GAFISUD Financial Action Task Force of South America GDP Gross Domestic Product IACAC Inter-American Convention against Corruption IAD Income and Asset Disclosure ICAR International Centre for Asset Recovery ICIC International Corruption Intelligence Cell ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross IMAC Swiss Federal Act on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters IREX International Research & Exchanges KACA Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority KACC Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission KYC Know Your Customer LEAs Law Enforcement Agencies MDBs Multilateral Development Banks MDGs Millennium Development Goals MENA Middle East and...

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