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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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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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2014
06/24
9th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery (June 2014)

From 10 to 14 June 2014, Kodjo Attisso, an expert from ICAR was invited to provide technical services for the 9th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery held in Dakar, Senegal.

The workshop was for the benefit of five francophone countries from the Western Africa region...

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2014
06/24
Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union on “Illicit Financial Flows from Africa” (June 2014)

From 5 to 8 June 2014, Kodjo Attisso, Asset Recovery Specialist at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), participated in the Triennial General Assembly and Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union on “Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Sealing the Leaks, Management and...

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2014
06/12
Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery Training Workshop in Bhutan (June 2014)

The recovery of illicit assets and the proceeds of crime is a major element in a country’s struggle against money laundering and predicate offences such as corruption. Integrated financial investigation is an essential element of any strategy for targeting proceeds from crime. The investigative...

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2014
06/03
14th Specialisation Course in International Criminal Law: Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes (Sicily - May 2014)

On 23 May 2014, Phyllis Atkinson, Head of Training at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), and Dr Oliver Stolpe, Senior Advisor of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) of the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, participated in a panel during the...

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2014
06/02
Indonesia: Specialised Training Modules – Misuse of Offshore Structures, Corruption in Oil and Gas, and Timber Industries (April/May 2014)

Phyllis Atkinson, Head of Training at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), and Tom Lasich, a Senior Asset Recovery Consultant for ICAR, conducted 3 specialised training workshops in Indonesia during the period 28 April to 9 May 2014. In addition to 2 local Indonesian experts, Dr...

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2014
05/05
The Basel Institute hosts international workshop on “Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods on Corruption” at the University of Basel

On April 28-30, the Basel Institute on Governance held a workshop on "Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods on Corruption." The workshop brought together a group of 18 academics, practitioners from governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as private sector compliance officers...

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