Prosecution of transnational corruption and potential avenues for disbursing funds acquired therefrom is slowly gaining traction. There has been a universally shared difficulty in creating and enforcing a disbursement mechanism for funds acquired through transnational corruption cases compared to national corruption cases. Nonetheless, and as the case studies show, there are some countries which have led the way in innovating their legal frameworks in this regard.
This study provides a general overview of legal frameworks against transnational corruption, drawing from civil law and common law countries across three continents. Case studies include some of the biggest economies in the world, with the largest shares of global trade, which reflect the importance of tracking the money in anti-corruption cases. Finally, the report will analyse the biggest challenges and successes observed in order to provide best practice examples.
Katarina K. Resar
Thomas Her Giem
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva