February 2019

The Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) continues to support DFID’s Tackling Serious Organised Corruption (TSOC) programme in Malawi by enhancing local capacity to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate complex financial cases, including money laundering.

ICAR trainers conducted a second five-day workshop in Lilongwe from 28 January to 1 February 2019, covering financial investigations, asset tracing/forfeiture and Mutual Legal Assistance. This followed a successful first workshop in July 2018.

February 2019

We are looking for a skilled program manager with experience working in development cooperation, compliance and/or international policy work. Based at the Basel Institute headquarters, they will help coordinate a new multi-disciplinary program focused on combating financial crime in the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT).

This position has a dual responsibility, combining program management with implementation of the Collective Action component of the program.

February 2019

The Basel Institute is delighted about and welcomes the Wolfsberg Group's endorsement of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce Mansion House Declaration. This is a significant step in gaining the active support of the financial sector in combating the multibillion-dollar illegal wildlife trade.

The Basel Institute is the implementing partner of the intelligence-sharing mechanism of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce, a groundbreaking initiative of the Royal Foundation.

February 2019

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated and proactive IT professional who is keen to act as the go-to-person for all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) matters at the Basel Institute.

S/he will be responsible for maintaining the Institute’s ICT infrastructure and all in-house ICT support services. S/he will also help develop the Basel Institute’s intranet and other web-related projects.

See the full job description.

November 2019

The European Commission has released a new list of 23 “high-risk third countries” with weak anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) frameworks.

This means that banks and other entities subject to the EU’s AML rules will have to apply increased due diligence in relation to customers and financial institutions from these countries.

January 2019

Experts in law enforcement, money laundering investigations and cryptocurrencies will meet in the Hague on 6–7 March 2019 for the 3rd Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies.

Co-founded and co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, the conference is hosted by Europol and Interpol on alternate years. The 2019 conference will be held at the Europol headquarters.

April 2019

We are delighted to announce that the partnership between the Basel Institute and the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) of Tanzania in support of Tanzania’s efforts to combat corruption and recover stolen assets will continue.

January 2019

Basel Institute President Mark Pieth was interviewed by journalist Daniel Hügli at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos. See the original interview here.

Below is the (unofficial) English translation of his comments on commodity trading, gold supply chains and clean investments. 

February 2019

We are delighted to welcome the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) as a core donor to the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). With the three-year grant, Norway joins the UK, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Jersey in supporting ICAR’s Operational Strategy 2017–20.

January 2019

"For fighting corruption, the focus is very much on what the private sector do. And we're turning very much to India and China as places where things are happening." 

Basel Institute President Mark Pieth talks to Jessica Davis Plüss at about corruption and the private sector's role in tackling it. 

Pieth also touches upon inequality, populist governments, tax fraud and the need for tax harmonisation. "Can we worldwide agree on some kind of level or will people escape to places like Switzerland to pay less taxes than otherwise?"

October 2019

The Basel Institute's Head of Governance Research, Dr. Claudia Baez Camargo, was in London on 28-29 January for the launch of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme (GI-ACE).

January 2019

There's a lot of buzz about Collective Action as a means to tackle corruption. But what is it exactly? What is its value? How is it good for business? Who gets involved in Collective Action initiatives and why?

This week, we will be releasing five short videos about Collective Action. Filmed during the International Centre for Collective Conference in November 2018, they feature leading voices in the field of anti-corruption Collective Action.