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Basel Institute on Governance

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The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre specialised in corruption prevention and public governance, corporate governance and compliance, anti-money laundering, criminal law enforcement and the recovery of stolen assets.

Based in Switzerland, the Institute's multidisciplinary and international team works around the world with public and private organisations towards its mission of tangibly improving the quality of governance globally, in line with relevant international standards and good practices.

The Institute is composed of four divisions, the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), the division for Public Governance, the division for Corporate Governance and Compliance, and the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA).

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News

2014
09/16
Workshop on Recovering the Proceeds from Wildlife and Forest Crimes (Tanzania, 8 –12 September 2014)

From 8 –12 September 2014, the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of South Africa (ARINSA), the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and the International Center of Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a joint Workshop for Prosecutors and Investigators on Recovering the Proceeds from Wildlife and...

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2014
09/16
5th Annual General Meeting of the Global Focal Points Network (September 2014)

Federico Paesano, Senior Financial Investigations Specialist at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) participated in the 5th Annual General Meeting of the Global Focal Points Network in Vienna during the period 9-10 October 2014 organised by the World Bank and UNODC’s Stolen Assets...

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2014
08/25
Advanced Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery Training Workshops in Indonesia (August 2014)

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) has been conducting training workshops in Indonesia throughout the course of 2014 in collaboration with Management Systems International which is implementing various projects in the country. They include the Strengthening Integrity and...

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2014
08/13
The Basel Institute on Governance releases the 2014 Edition of the Basel AML Index

The 2014 edition is the third release of the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index. First published in April 2012, it continues to be the only rating of country money laundering/terrorist financing risk by an independent non-profit institution. The current Basel AML Index edition covers 162...

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2014
08/12
Basel Institute / ICAR mandated to assist Ukraine in recovering Yanukovych assets

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (GPO) mandated the Basel Institute on Governance’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) to assist with tracing and recovering assets stolen by former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and his inner circle.

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2014
07/30
New Website: Role of civil society organisations in Asset Recovery

The Basel Institute has created a new information platform focusing on the role of civil society organisations in recovering stolen assets. Initially developed in the context of the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery, the interactive guide is applicable to all CSOs interested in playing a more active...

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2014
07/29
Annual Report 2013

In 2013 the Basel Institute on Governance looked back at its first ten years of operations with pride and joy for the results achieved, and with continued enthusiasm and new ideas for our future work. The establishment of the Basel Institute in 2003, with its initial focus on governance research...

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2014
07/29
Workshop for Prosecutors and Investigators on Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering (Malawi, June-July 2014)

From 30 June to 4 July 2014, the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of South Africa (ARINSA), the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and the International Center of Asset Recovery (ICAR) conducted a joint Workshop for Prosecutors and Investigators on Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering in...

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2014
06/30
Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery Training Programme in Romania (June 2014)

Phyllis Atkinson and Federico Paesano, experts from the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), conducted a training workshop in Sinaia, Romania during the period 23 – 27 June 2014. The ICAR was contracted by the Superior Council of Magistracy - Romania (SCoM) to develop and deliver...

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2014
06/26
How can companies more effectively combat corruption? (Basel, 26 June 2014)

Some 150 experts from the worlds of business, civil society and government as well as international organisations began meeting today in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss the role of Collective Action as a tool in the fight against corruption. Anti-corruption Collective Action consists of initiatives...

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