Asset Recovery in Eurasia: Repatriation or Repay the Patron? Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 13, 2019 [open pdf - 458KB]
This is the February 13, 2019 briefing titled "Asset Recovery in Eurasia: Repatriation or Repay the Patron?" held before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Paul Massaro: "I would like to welcome you today on behalf of our bipartisan and bicameral leadership to discuss this topic so central to international anticorruption efforts. Asset recovery, or the process of repatriating funds previously stolen by corrupt officials, is one of the major facets of anticorruption work. Ideally, we would have a system through which assets recovered were directly returned to the people from whom they were stolen. These people would then directly benefit from the funds that were denied them by their corrupt leaders, and there would be a greater understanding of the benefits of the rule of law internationally." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul Massaro, Bryan Earl, Kristian Lasslett, Sona Ayvazyan, Karen Greenaway, and Stacy L. Hope.
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