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Europol conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies

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.

Mark Pieth on commodity trading, gold and investment – interview with cash.ch

Basel Institute President Mark Pieth was interviewed by cash.ch 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. 

"You have to pay real close attention to commodity investments”

Are investments in commodities immoral? Where does our gold come from? And why is commodity trading growing so strongly in Switzerland? 

Mark Pieth on corruption, inequality and tax fraud – interview by swissinfo.ch at the World Economic Forum

"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 swissinfo.ch 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?"

Short videos on Collective Action – what, why, who, how and when the revolution will come

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.

Bogotá Metro steaming ahead with High Level Reporting Mechanism

We are delighted that a tailored High Level Reporting Mechanism will be established for the construction of the first line of the Bogotá Metro. The HRLM will allow complaints related to possible acts of corruption to be analysed rapidly and dealt with pragmatically and transparently. 

Developed by the Basel Institute on Governance, OECD and Transparency International, the HLRM is designed to meet private sector demands for a fast, independent and effective mechanism to address bribe solicitation by public officials. The concept is supported by the G20 and B20 business leaders around the world. 

New publication: informal governance and corruption in Kazakhstan

If you are interested in the links between informal governance and corruption, you'll want to read this new publication on Human resource management practices of (anti) corruption mechanisms within informal networks. It is by Maral Muratbekova-Touron and Tolganay Umbetalijeva, our partners in a current research project on Informal Governance and Corruption funded by DFID through its Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme. 

The article deals with how corruption in procurement in Kazakhstan can be understood in similar terms as human resource management practices, but applied to informal networks of powerful interests.

Remembering Rafael Merchan, pioneer of the HLRM in Colombia

The Basel Institute was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Rafael Merchan, the former Secretary of Transparency of Colombia, at his home over the Christmas holiday. He had been due to testify in the Odebrecht related case concerning the Ruta del Sol road development; his death follows the suspicious demise of another witness in the case, the former auditor Jorge Enrique Pizano.

International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators: Leading the way in financial crime litigation practices and research

The Basel Institute on Governance is delighted to host the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators

The Academy was created this year by Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats (Paris), Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones (Toronto) and Elizabeth Ortega of ECO Strategic Communications (Miami).

The Academy unites the world’s top academic and litigation professionals to form an independent centre of excellence. Through collaboration and innovation, they seek to sharpen litigation skills and share research, experience and global best practices in cases of asset recovery and white-collar crime.

Newsletter December 2018

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