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Entries in BOTA Foundation (6)


The BOTA Foundation Revisited – Part One: Introduction

What happens when recovered assets that were stolen by kleptocrats are not simply returned to the government currently in power, but used to benefit victims of corruption -- the poor?

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The BOTA Foundation explained (Part One): Why focus on BOTA?

The failed FCPA prosecution against James Giffen has been discussed extensively on the FCPA Blog and elsewhere. So has the BOTA Foundation, which was established in 2008 as a direct result of the Giffen case.

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A plea to Mr. Holder: Help corruption’s victims

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Image courtesy of the DOJ)The movement to use anticorruption enforcement proceeds for the benefit of corruption's true victims is gaining ever more momentum.

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Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XVII: Using Civil Society  

I’ve previously argued -- following the DOJ’s lead -- that the governments in developing countries are usually better understood as the co-conspirators in a bribery scheme than as the victims. So if we want to remedy the harms that resulted from particular bribes, we can’t go through them.

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Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XIV: We Did It Before, We Can Do It Again

I suggested in the last post that using the proceeds of an FCPA enforcement action to directly compensate overseas victims had been done before.  And it really worked. Or I should say, it is still working, to this day.

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To Mexico, from Nigeria, via Kazakhstan: On the Trail of a Great Idea (Part 2)

Last post, I discussed the proposal from Nigeria’s Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to establish a mechanism for using the proceeds of FCPA settlements to help bribery victims.

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