The Academic Anti-Corruption Certified Program has begun a series of lectures on the recovery of stolen assets. Political corruption, the lack of professional experts on this issue has made this topic even more relevant, since millions are lost, and most of the stolen assets settle in world financial centers. This means that the stolen funds will never be invested in the economy, to pay off the country’s external debt, or to be channeled into the social sphere – for health care, education, etc. However, there are legal and effective ways to get these funds back. And there is international best practice for returning them.
It should be noted that a lecture on this topic is being held in Kyrgyzstan for the first time, to which international expert Richard Messick has been invited.
International Asset Recovery Expert Richard Messick shares his knowledge of the procedure for recovering stolen assets.
Richard E. Messick advises international organizations, development agencies and non-governmental organizations on legal development and anti-corruption issues. In the United States, he has advised political parties, officials, corporations and political committees, and represented individuals and corporations in state and federal cases involving fraud and corruption. Richard Messick has experience as a senior adviser to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and he was also a senior expert on legal and judicial reform and anti-corruption at the World Bank.
Thanks to the lectures of an international expert, our listeners get acquainted with a variety of interesting and useful materials on asset recovery.
We express our deep gratitude to ACREC (Anti-Corruption Research and Education Centre) for providing comprehensive assistance in conducting the lecture series on Asset Recovery.
The academic anti-corruption certified program is implementing in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan, funds the project.