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UNCAC Coalition Seeks Consultant in Vienna to Start Up Coalition Hub Activities

Application Closing Date: 26 March 2018 Start Date: 23 April 2018 End Date: 31 December 2018 (possibility of continuation) Location: Vienna, Austria 1. About the UNCAC Coalition The UNCAC Coalition is a global network involving over…

An interview with Ugi Zvekic: The essential role of civil society in the UNTOC and UNCAC review processes

15 February 2018 This post was originally published on the Global Initiative website. The role of civil society in the UN Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and against Corruption (UNCAC) has been a contested issue. Although the importance of…

Greater integration, cooperation needed in UN instruments to prevent organized crime and corruption

14 February 2018, by Ugi Zvekic This post was originally published on the Global Initiative website. Crime prevention necessitates an integrated mix of initiatives, not just those that fall within the scope of criminal law and justice systems, but also…

Nigeria’s National Assembly, anti-NGO bill and authoritarianism

4 January 2018, by Kolawole Olaniyan Nigeria’s National Assembly has turned its sights on NGOs, which are bracing for a crackdown in 2018. The Yakubu Dogara led House of Representatives is desperately pushing to pass the ‘NGO Regulatory Bill’ that…

GFAR civil society groups welcome return of stolen assets to Nigeria, call for more accountable asset recovery

Washington, DC, 6 December 2017 In a statement delivered at the closing plenary of the first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery that ends today, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) welcomed the political will generated by the Forum…

Civil Society Statement for the Global Forum on Asset Recovery Closing Session

Washington, DC, 6 December 2017 At this first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery co-hosted by the US and UK, with its focus on Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Nigeria and Ukraine, civil society organisations from these focal countries and international CSOs…

Civil Society Statement for the Global Forum on Asset Recovery

4 December 2017 On the occasion of the first Global Forum on Asset Recovery co-hosted by the United States and the United Kingdom in Washington D.C., USA, 4–6 December 2017, GFAR focus country civil society organisations, the UNCAC Coalition[1] Working…

Nigerian CSOs at the Washington GFAR Meeting Welcome MoU on the Repatriation of $321 Million Abacha Loot to Nigeria

Washington, DC, 4 December 2017 Nine NGOs representing Nigerian Civil Society Organizations at the 1st Global Forum on Asset Recovery, GFAR, inaugural meeting in the United States have hailed the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Nigerian government and the…

Uzbek Civil Society Open Letter

1 December 2017 Global Forum for Asset Recovery The StAR Secretariat 1818 H Street NW Washington DC 20433 USA CC: US Department of State; US Department of Justice; The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom From: Association for Human Rights…

Open letter to the Federal Council: Don’t release Egypt's Frozen Assets in Switzerland

27 November 2017 The Federal Council Palais fédéral ouest 3003 Berne Your Excellencies, Distinguished Members of the Swiss Federal Council, On 11th February 2011, the Swiss authorities decided to issue a decree following the Egyptian Revolution pertaining to the freezing…

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