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New publication: Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights

The Basel Institute's Vice-President, Prof. Dr. iur. Anne Peters, has published an illuminating paper on "Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights". 

Published in the European Journal of International Law, the article asks two basic questions:

  • Can we legally view corruption as a violation of human rights?
  • Should we?

Peters' clear writing and examples make this an essential read for anyone concerned about corruption, human rights and the link between the two.

Read Corruption as a Violation of Human Rights on the OUP Academic site.

Final workshop concludes 3-year initiative on "Mapping and Visualising Cross-Border Crime" with JDN and the RISE Project

Within the context of a three-year initiative on "Mapping and Visualising Cross-Border Crime” funded by the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme and launched in 2014, experts from the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) and the Journalism Development Network (JDN) conducted their 6th and final workshop on Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery – “Follow the money” in February 2019.

As with previous workshops in Bucharest, Romania and Basel, it explored opportunities to develop relationships between law enforcement agencies and investigative journalists.

ICAR training in Malawi supports anti-corruption efforts

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.

Wolfsberg Group endorses Financial Taskforce declaration against the illegal wildlife trade

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.

Tools to support enhanced due diligence in response to new EU list of high-risk third countries

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.

The Basel Institute is dedicated to combating money laundering and other financial crimes around the world. As part of this effort, we have developed two tools to support compliance and due diligence in relation to AML/CFT and financial crime:

Tanzania's anti-corruption authority approves extension to Basel Institute’s asset recovery assistance programme

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.

Norad becomes core donor to ICAR

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.

This illustrates Norway’s strong commitment to the global fight against corruption. It will greatly assist in offering ICAR’s expertise and support to more countries that are suffering from the effect of significant assets having been stolen.

Launch of GI-ACE research programme & Tanzanian health sector project

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).

Vacancy: Program Manager / Component Leader Collective Action – Illegal Wildlife Trade

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.

See the full job description.

Application deadline: 1 March. Do you know anyone else who might fit this role? Please share!

Vacancy: ICT Officer (80%)

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.

Application deadline: 28 February. Do you know anyone else who might fit this role? Please share!


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