Stefan Mbiyavanga to present at 2019 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Promising young researcher Stefan Mbiyavanga has been selected to present his latest work at the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum on 20 and 21 March 2019. 

Stefan's application was among the top 10 of 146 entries to the OECD's Youth ResearchEdge Competition, which provides a platform for young researchers to present fresh insights and evidence on corruption-related topics.

The research is entitled: Beefing up Asset Confiscation for 21st-Century Challenges: Non-conviction based Confiscation in Latin America. It explores the practical and legal issues around the increasing use of non-conviction based confiscation of assets in Latin American countries. Some of the findings come from Stefan's collaboration in the summer of 2018 with Oscar Solórzano, Country Manager of the Basel Institute's subsidiary office in Peru and a Senior Asset Recovery Specialist.

Stefan's work was selected for the Gold Poster Category, which means a poster and paper presenting the research will be published on the OECD website. During the conference, Stefan will also give a short presentation.

Stefan Mbiyavanga is a graduate student of international economic law at the University of Basel, Switzerland. In February 2019, he will relocate to Lima, to work at the Peru country office of the Basel Institute on Governance, while also writing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Mark Pieth. During his two-year stay in Peru, he will conduct research in the fields of economic crime, confiscation and mutual legal assistance to support Basel Institute cases and create academic works.