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The Basel Institute welcomes Jersey's decision to become a donor to the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

The decision that Jersey shall become a core donor to the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) for a three-year period has been signed by Jersey’s Treasury Minister on Friday 11 May 2018.  With this decision, Jersey joins Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the United King...

First peer to peer capacity building workshop in financial investigations and asset recovery in Tanzania

In 2017, the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) project with th Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) of Tanzania.

Basel Institute and Ecuador team up to tackle acts of corruption and recover stolen assets

The Basel Institute on Governance is further strengthening its global reputation as the go-to place for independent and practice-oriented quality expertise in asset recovery: On March 29, Gretta Fenner, Managing Director the Basel Institute, signed an agreement of cooperation with Ecuador’s Atto...

Need to shed light on financial transactions, modernize legislation and provide guidance for the return on asset recovery key priorities in Africa-Europe asset recovery cooperation

Practitioners and policy makers from Africa and Europe met last week in Berlin, Germany, to discuss ways to further accelerate the success rate in recovering stolen assets.

Enhancing local capacity in Uganda to investigate corruption in infrastructure projects and procurement

In response to the challenges facing members of the judiciary, prosecutors and investigators in curbing procurement fraud and corruption in Uganda, ICAR experts conducted a five-day specialised training module on investigations into corruption in infrastructure projects and procurement.

Certified ICAR local trainers conduct their first independent Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery Training Workshop in Uganda

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) celebrated the long-term sustainability of its 2016 Train-the-Trainer project in Uganda when three selected participants conducted their first Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery workshop during 5 – 9 March 2018.

New vacancy with duty-station in Lima, Peru: Senior Asset Recovery Specialist Latin America

We are looking for a qualified professional with a legal background in criminal law to support our case work in Latin America in the niche area of "asset recovery." If you are interested in this...

Final workshop in Romania on best ways to detect and uncover illicit networks and their financial crimes

February 2018 has seen the last iteration of the successful "Mapping and Visualizing Cross-Border Crime Project”, a partnership between the Basel Institute on Governance and two not-for-profit organisations in Romania, namely, the Journalism Development Network (JDN) and the Rise Project. ...

Investigating crimes linked to Cryptocurrencies focus of working group meeting

On 15 and 16 January 2018, more than 60 financial investigators, lawyers, regulators and other specialists in anti-money laundering, cybercrime and financial intelligence took part in an expert workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Money Laundering jointly organized by the Basel Institute on Governan...

Train-the-Trainer project in Romania draws to a close certifying six local trainers

With a view to enhancing the investigation and asset recovery capacities of the Romanian law enforcement and justice authorities mandated to investigate and prosecute anti-corruption and economic crimes and recover stolen assets, the Basel Institute on Governance, through its International Centr...

Bhutan ACC Commissioner lauds inter-agency collaboration and stakeholder support at the fourth ICAR training workshop

At the recent closure of the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) fourth workshop in Bhutan, the Honourable Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Bhutan, Karma Damcho Nidup, emphasised the fact that corruption was not only the purview of the ACC: “It is our collective problem...

New online tool to make asset recovery more efficient

The Guidelines for Efficient Asset Recovery and its accompanying step-by-step guide are now available at https://guidelines.assetrecovery.org. The launch of this online tool took place in the...

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