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Over the past five years, Southeast Europe has led the world in strengthening whistleblower rights. Thanks to the hard work of policy-makers, activists, journalists and citizens, every Western Balkan country now has a whistleblower protection law on the books.
All of these laws contain most European and international standards.

So, whistleblowers have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong.
Three ongoing retaliation cases show that the region has a long way to go before employees and citizens can report crime and corruption without the fear of prosecution, firing and other reprisals. The cases also reveal that strong laws are one thing. Actual protection in real life situations is something else. Read more in the first 2020 Issue of the SEE WhistleWire edition.

WhistleWire is published by the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection.

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John Smith
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Handbook on Effective Asset Recovery in Compliance with European and International Standards

Asset recovery is a simple idea; the legal retrieval of illegal gains. In practice, however, asset recovery is a complex and multidimensional area of law, often requiring intricate practical procedures and involving multiple parties and jurisdictions. This practical complexity requires the judges and prosecutors working in the field to have a firm understanding of their own domestic legislation in relation to freezing, seizure and confiscation, as well as a solid appreciation of the international standards and instruments that seek to strengthen and harmonise international practice.
In 2017, the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) and RAI (Regional Anti-corruption Initiative) began working together to support jurisdictions in Southeast Europe (SEE) to improve their asset recovery capabilities. In 2018, the two organisations published a study titled Asset Recovery in the Western Balkans: A Comparative Analysis of Legislation and Practice, which was completed after extensive consultation with regional and international experts.

This handbook produced by RAI and AIRE Centre is also available in Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin, Romanian and Macedonian.

RAI & AIRE Centre

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Tools and Best Practices for International Asset Recovery Cooperation Handbook

This handbook aims to assists asset recovery practitioners to conduct effective international asset recovery by providing best practice guidance for international cooperation. It contains relevant international and European asset recovery legislation, standards and mechanisms for international cooperation, and will be a practical hands-on tool for investigators, prosecutors, judges and other institutions involved in asset tracing and identification, freezing and seizure, confiscation (including non-conviction based confiscation) and international asset disposal. It will also provide an overview of any existing bilateral and multilateral agreements for asset recovery cooperation in the South East Europe region. It includes both the pre-mutual legal assistance and the mutual legal assistance processes. It does not cover the cross-border management of assets.

This handbook produced by RAI and AIRE Centre is also available in Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin (including Cyrilic), Romanian and Macedonian.

RAI & AIRE Centre

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Authors:
John Smith
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