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Briefing Paper

Repatriating Stolen Assets: Potential Funding for Sustainable Development

This background briefing was prepared for “We Want Our Money Back,” a civil society side-event at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, in July, 2015.

July 2015
First page of PDF with filename: repatriating-stolen-assets-background-20150727.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Criminal Complaint against Switzerland's Argor-Heraeus S.A.

The Justice Initiative is supporting a criminal complaint against a Swiss gold refiner, which accuses the company of illegally processing gold pillaged from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

November 4, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-pillage-case-summary-11042013.pdf
Briefing Paper

Understanding the Tshwane Principles

A question-and-answer introduction to the new Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information.

June 12, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-understanding-tshwane-06122013 +sc.pdf
Briefing Paper

Briefing Paper: Abusing UNESCO

This 10-page briefing paper looks at the threat posed by President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea to the reputation and standing of the UN's educational, scientific and cultural organization.

February 2012
First page of PDF with filename: obiang-unesco-20120222.pdf
Briefing Paper

Briefing Paper: The UNESCO-Obiang Prize, Corruption, and Abuse in Equatorial Guinea

This Open Society Justice Initiative briefing paper provides background on the UNESCO-Obiang Prize and problems with corruption and abuse in Equatorial Guinea.

September 2010
First page of PDF with filename: obiang-prize-issue-brief-20100927.pdf
Briefing Paper

Corruption and Its Consequences In Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is one of the world's wealthiest nations, yet the country's citizens live in desperate poverty. This OSI paper raises the question: if money from the sale of natural resources isn't benefiting its citizens, where is it going?

March 2010
First page of PDF with filename: equatorial-guinea-20100317.pdf

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