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Research Article Shell Companies and Puppet Masters
In this Featured Research Article Jason Sharman takes a hard-hitting look at the role of shell companies in facilitating corrupt transactions.
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Research Article New issue of the ACRN Quarterly!
Do you want to find out about the latest in corruption research? Check out the new issue of our Anti-Corruption Research Network Quarterly .
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Research Article text/texmacs The case for asset declarations in the judiciary: Identifying illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests
Asset declarations serve in many countries as a tool for detecting and preventing illicit enrichment and conflicts of interests among public officials. However, not all countries with an asset declaration regime in place require members of the judiciary to make such declarations.
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Student Project Octet Stream Wealth Declarations of Public Officials: An Effective Tool to Fight Against Corruption in Kenya?
Topic: Asset Declaration University Involved: Columbia University Students Involved: 6 Year: 2012-2013 Transparency International Chapter: Transparency International-Kenya
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Student Project D source code Challenges of Asset Recovery in the Developing World
Topic: Asset Recovery University Involved: London School of Economics and Political Science Students Involved: 5 Year: 2013 TI Chapter: Kenya
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Job Posting Anti-Corruption Advisor/Senior Advisor (Private sector corruption/development/illicit financial flows)
The Chr. Michelsen Institute ( seeks an experienced professional with expertise in anti-corruption and governance to contribute to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (
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Research Article Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality
Research correspondent Giulio Nessi reviews an article dealing with the international law implications of illegally acquired assets being transferred to Switzerland by ‘Politically Exposed Persons.’
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File Issue 12, May 2013
Spotlight: Measuring the Payments of Bribes
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Research Article Troff document The Puppet Masters: How the Corrupt Use Legal Structures to Hide Stolen Assets and What to Do About It
Virtually all grand corruption cases involve a company, trust, or foundation (“corporate vehicles”) that has been created to conceal the beneficial owner’s identity. This report from the Stolen Asset Recovery initiative (StAR) of the World Bank and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime explores how government officials hide ownership and control of corrupt assets behind constructions of paper. It makes recommendations on measures governments can take to prevent the abuse of legal structures for the purpose of hiding corrupt funds.
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Research Article Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery
This study conducted by the OECD and the World Bank analyses the identification and quantification of the proceeds of active bribery in international business transactions. Active bribery is defined as the “…criminal offence committed by paying, offering or promising a bribe or an undue advantage to an official”. The authors contend that while international efforts thus far has put a lot of emphasis on quantifying the amount of bribe, its financial equivalent, and even the indirect proceeds accrued by corrupt public officials, much less emphasis has been placed on the proceeds of active bribery, i.e. the benefit gained by the bribe payer, which is often more substantial than the actual amount of the bribe paid.
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