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Entries in Viktor Yanukovych (10)


In Europe, freezing assets can violate human rights

The European Court of Justice  ruled on July 11 in Klyuyev v Council that the Council of the European Union acted improperly in extending the freeze on the assets of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, his son and several members of Yanukovych’s administration.

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Martin Kenney: Eurovision scandal reveals weakness of UBO registers

Image courtesy of The Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Center As if to prove my point that open/public company ownership registers are only as good as the information declared and recorded, news broke last month that a UK office block was home to more than 100 potentially shady companies listed there.

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Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law

On April 26, a new law requiring companies to have compliance programs will come into effect in Ukraine. The law applies to almost all companies participating in public tenders and to state owned enterprises over a certain size. Among other things, it requires companies to appoint a compliance officer with responsibility for implementing the compliance program and reporting to shareholders.

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Ukraine: New anti-corruption law aims to clean up “the garbage" 

Interpol red notice on former Ukraine President Viktor YanukovychAs the world focuses attention on the conflict in Ukraine, it focuses on corruption in Ukraine. In the words of Vice President Biden, Ukraine must “fight the cancer of corruption.” It appears that the government is now moving in this direction.

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Book exposes world of anonymous shell companies

A book by Michael Findley and Daniel Nielson, Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime and Terrorism, shows how shell companies are used to commit bribery, circumvent sanctions, launder money and evade taxes. And are available online for a few hundred bucks.


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Ukraine needs partners to recover assets stolen by Yanukovych regime

A conference organized by the Ukraine Anti-corruption Action Centre (AntAC) jointly with Ukrainska Pravda & GOPAC-Ukraine on April 24, 2014 in Kyiv identified many challenges relating to the recovery of assets stolen by former President Yanukovych and his associates, and started a national dialogue to address these challenges.

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Ukraine group says graft ruined health care

Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center (Courtesy photo via Radio Free Europe)A big reason Ukrainians risked their lives at the barricades in Kiev to throw out then-President Viktor Yanukovych was because they were sick of grand corruption victimizing ordinary citizens.

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Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. 

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Ukraine energy tycoon arrested in Austria for bribery 

Dmytro Firtash, courtesy of YouTubeA pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate has been arrested in Austria at the request of the United States following an FBI investigation.

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FinCEN Advisory: 'Watch for AML, bribery' now that Yanukovych is on the run

Demonstration in Kiev, courtesy of WikipediaThe Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advisory to U.S. financial institutions reminding them to take risk-based steps to track the potential movement of assets related to Viktor Yanukovych and his former administration.

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