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Author Gray, Larissa, author.

Title Few and far : the hard facts on stolen asset recovery / Larissa Gray, Kjetil Hansen, Pranvera Recica-Kirkbride, Linnea Mills
Published Washington, DC : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank : OECD, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 76 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Stolen asset recovery (StAR) series
Stolen asset recovery series.
Contents Cover; Contents; StAR and OECD; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Executive Summary; Key Findings; Main Recommendations; 1. Introduction; Boxes; 1.1 The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation-Combating Corruption and Illicit Flows; Scope of the Report; Methodology; Terminology; Organization of the Report; References; Figures; 1.1 Process for Recovery of Stolen Assets; 2. General Observations on the Data; 2.1 Laws, Policies, and Data on Cases Available on the Swiss Government Website; References; 3. Progress on Cases: Tracing, Freezing, and Recovering Proceeds of Corruption
OECD Members Pursuing CasesValue of Assets Frozen and Returned by OECD Members; Tables; 3.1 OECD Members Pursuing Stolen Asset Recovery Cases Involving Foreign Proceeds, 2010-June 2012; 3.1 OECD Country Reports of Assets Frozen and Assets Returned to Foreign Jurisdictions, Seperated by Reporting Periods; 3.2 OECD Country Reports of Assets Frozen and Assets Returned to Foreign Jurisdictions, Combined Totals 2006-June 2012 Summary; 3.3 Total Value of Assets Frozen and Returned 2006-June 2012; 3.4 Illustration of Trends in Asset Recovery Cases (Anecdotal)
3.5 Assets Frozen and Returned, by OECD Country, 2006-June 2012Jurisdictions Where the Proceeds Originated; 3.6 Libyan Asset Freezes Reported by Four OECD Members, 2010-June 2012; 3.7 Assets Frozen by OECD Members 2010-June 2012, Showing Jurisdictions and Amounts; 3.8 Assets Returned by OECD Members, 2010-June 2012, Showing Jurisdictions and Amounts; How Are Cases Being Initiated?; Legal Avenues for Asset Recovery; 3.9 Increases in Asset Freezing or Recovery Cases with Developing Countries between 2006 and June 2012; 3.10 Legal Avenues Used for Asset Recovery, 2010-June 2012
3.1 International Commercial Arbitration-An Innovative Avenue for Asset Recovery3.11 Assets Returned Pursuant to a Settlement Agreement, 2010-June 2012; Reference; Annex 3.1; 3A.1 Comparative Table of Enforcement on Asset Recovery, 2010-12; 4. Policy Developments; Setting Asset Recovery as a Policy Priority; Strengthening International Commitments on Asset Recovery; 4.1 Good Practice Examples: Elements of Successful Asset Recovery Policies; References; 4.2 Guidance and Tools on Asset Recovery and Related Topics Produced by G8, G20, and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
5. Legislative Developments Rebuttable Presumptions; 5.1 Asset Recovery Legal Framework in OECD Member Countries; 5.1 Good Practice: Innovative Legislation to Overcome Barriers; Administrative Freezing and Confiscation Measures; 5.2 Arab Spring Asset Freezing Measures; Unexplained Wealth Provisions, Illicit or Unjust Enrichment Laws; Non-conviction Based Confiscation; Legislative Gaps Remain; Including Asset Return in Settlement Agreements; References; 6. Institutional Developments; Specialized Units That Focus on Asset Recovery
Adequate Resources and a Mandate and Incentives to be Proactive in Asset Recovery
Summary Corruption has a devastating impact on developing and transition countries, with estimates of $20 billion to $40 billion per year stolen by public officials, a figure equivalent to 20 to 40 percent of flows of official development assistance. The return of the proceeds of corruption--asset recovery--can have a significant development impact. Returns can be used directly for development purposes, such as improvements in the health and education sectors and reintegration of displaced persons, with additional benefits of improved international cooperation and enhanced capacity of law enforcement and financial management officials. Development agencies and those committed to development effectiveness have a role in the asset recovery process. They have made international commitments to fight corruption and recover the proceeds of corruption in the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Accra Agenda for Actions, held in Accra in 2008, and the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Partnership for Effective Development, held in Busan in 2011. Despite these efforts, there has been difficulty in translating these commitments into concrete action. This StAR-OECD publication reports on how OECD countries are performing on asset recovery. Drawing on data collected between 2006 and 2012, the report provides recommendations and good practices and suggests specific actions for development agencies. Few and Far is primarily intended to support the anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts of developed and developing jurisdictions, with a particular focus on actions for development agencies. In addition, civil society organizations engaged in governance and development issues may wish to use these findings and recommendations in their reports and advocacy efforts
Notes "STAR, Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, The World Bank-UNODC."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Online resource (viewed October 30, 2014)
Subject Forfeiture -- Criminal provisions
Corruption -- Economic aspects
Political corruption -- Economic aspects
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
Forfeiture -- Criminal provisions
Political corruption -- Economic aspects
Law, Politics & Government.
Law, General & Comparative.
Form Electronic book
Author Hansen, Kjetil, author.
Recica-Kirkbride, Pranvera, author.
Mills, Linnea, author.
Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, issuing body.
ISBN 9781464802751
Other Titles Hard facts on stolen asset recovery