Illicit enrichment laws – an underused tool to target corruption and recover stolen assets?

This virtual event explored the use of illicit enrichment laws or unexplained wealth laws to recover the proceeds of corruption and other crimes.

Topics included:

  • What different approaches to illicit enrichment legislation exist around the world?
  • How do they work in practice?
  • What are the key debates and concerns that are holding countries back from developing and implementing these laws?

The event drew on case experiences from Uganda, Kenya and Mauritius.

Jonathan Spicer, Senior Asset Recovery Specialist at the Basel Institute on Governance, moderated a panel of speakers:

  • Andrew Dornbierer, Asset Recovery Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance and author of a new book on Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth
  • Phillip G. Kagucia, Assistant Director, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya
  • Paul Keyton and Preeya Raghoonundun, Director and Assistant Director, Integrity Reporting Service Agency, Mauritius
  • Tom Walugembe, Asset Recovery Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance
Illicit enrichment webinar event screenshot
Start date
30 June 2021
End date
30 June 2021
Basel Institute on Governance