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Asset Recovery in OSCE Region to be Focus of Upcoming Helsinki Commission Briefing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON —The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, today announced the following staff-led briefing:

"Countering Corruption in the OSCE Region:
Returning Ill-Gotten Assets and Closing Safe Havens"

Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room G11

Combating corruption has been an essential element of the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for decades.  This has involved a multitude of activities, including the exchange of information to identify, trace, and suppress money laundering. But what happens with the corrupt assets recovered from such operations?

This briefing will explore the historical context for asset recovery as an integral part of the global fight against corruption, with a special focus on the OSCE region. Briefers will discuss corruption prevention mechanisms in the OSCE and beyond, the U.S. national interest in countering corruption, and methods of ensuring responsible repatriation.

The following experts are scheduled to participate:

  • Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute
  • Brian Campbell, U.S.-based Attorney
  • Ken Hurwitz, Senior Managing Legal Officer on Anticorruption, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Moderator: Paul Massaro, Policy Advisor, Helsinki Commission
Media contact: 
Name: 
Stacy Hope
Email: 
csce[dot]press[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov
Phone: 
202.225.1901
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