The UNCAC Coalition’s Victims of Corruption working group seeks to facilitate discussions, the exchange of information and joint advocacy among civil society experts around victims’ remedies and compensation for damages caused by corruption.
Working group coordinator: Juanita Olaya, UNCAC Coalition ex-board member
In case you are interested in joining the working group, please send an email to
The Working Group hosts a dedicated email discussion list as well as several coordination calls per year.
Next Working Group Meeting:
Thursday, 11 November, 16:00-17:30 CET
For Participants from Asia-Pacific:
Thursday, 11 November, 08:00-09:00 CET
Short Film Contest – Unveiling our Stories: Victims of Corruption
The UNCAC Coalition’s Working Group on Victims of Corruption is proud to announce the launching of the ‘Unveiling our Stories: Victims of Corruption’ short film contest.
The contest aims to put the spotlight on the harmful effects of corruption, by giving visibility to its victims and by highlighting the connection between corruption and human rights violations. The competition is open to anyone, ranging from amateur filmmakers to young people, students, and experienced directors. All kinds of short films will be accepted.
Read more about the contest, how to participate and terms and conditions here!
Victims of Corruption: The Legal Standing of Civil Society
The Working Group on Victims of Corruption (VoC) is collecting relevant information to build a database of frameworks and practices in different countries on whether victims of corruption are recognized and/or compensated. The collected examples and findings will be shared, published and used to advance discussions, inform national and global advocacy efforts, and support evidence-based advocacy for the scaling of good practices. We hope this tool will be a useful resource.
This questionnaire asks about examples from the country you operate in. In case you know of cases or practices from other countries that we may not be aware of, please include these as well. Always indicate the original source or basis for your information so that it can be verified. You may also answer the questionnaire in your mother tongue, if this is easier for you.
Selected past activities and outputs of the UNCAC Coalition working group on victims of corruption:
- UNCAC Coalition written submission to the 12th IRG on Recognizing Victims of Corruption, 31 August 2021
- Blog Post: UNCAC Coalition Victims of Corruption Working Group discusses art as a means to give voice and identity to victims, featuring Luis Sotelo, 20 April 2021
- Blog post: Litigating on Behalf of Victims of Corruption: The Duarte Case from Mexico, by TOJIL México, 18 February 2021
- Blog post: Arguments or Excuses? Common Reasons I hear to avoid Reparations for Corruption Cases, by Juanita Olaya, 11 May 2020
- Blog post: Reparations for Corruption: How Corruption Enforcement Ignores Victims’ Rights,
by Juanita Olaya, 28 February 2020
- Panel discussion: Repairing the Damage: Redress for Victims of Corruption, Vienna, on the sidelines of the 10th resumed session of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (IRG), 3 September 2019
- Statement by UNCAC Coalition Chair at a UN OHCHR Expert Workshop on Corruption and Human Rights, 11 June 2018
- Joint letter to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría:
Principles for the use of non-trial resolutions in foreign bribery cases,
by Corruption Watch, TI, Global Witness and the UNCAC Coalition, 6 December 2018
- Statement: Recovery of Damages and Compensation for Victims of Corruption,
UNCAC Coalition Statement to the 7th Conference of States Parties (CoSP), October 2017
- Blog: Compensation for Victims of Corruption: Why does it matter?
by Sue Hawley, December 2016
- Blog: Repairing the Damage Caused by Corruption
by Juanita Olaya, October 2015
- Blog: Is there an Obligation under the UNCAC to Share Foreign Bribery Settlement Monies with Host Countries?
by Maud Perdriel-Vaissiere, September 2015
UNCAC Coalition Guidelines and Etiquette
Please have a look at our Guidelines and Etiquette, which apply to all conversations and the exchange of information within this group and its email list. By being part of this group, you agree that you have read and will follow the guidelines set for the VoC group and its email list.