Job Title: Resident Legal Advisor – Ukraine
Employer: U.S. Department of Justice
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
The Resident Legal Advisor will represent the U.S. Department of Justice through the Criminal Division’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training’s office in Kyiv, Ukraine, implementing foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs with an anti-corruption focus.… Continue Reading
The government of Ukraine signed an anti-corruption initiative Monday with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish a Business Ombudsman Institution.
The Memorandum of Understanding for the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative was co-signed by the EBRD, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association, and Ukrainian organizations.… Continue Reading
Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.
“For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World recorded more declines in democracy worldwide than gains,” Freedom House said.… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery on Tuesday in London, unveiling a new Kleptocracy squad within the FBI that will investigate and prosecute corruption cases in Ukraine and around the world.… Continue Reading
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.
In the Action plan, the G20 countries have committed among other things, to work on transparency of anonymous corporations, facilitating asset recovery, and combating corruption in specific sectors such as extractives.… Continue Reading
A pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate has been arrested in Austria at the request of the United States following an FBI investigation.
The 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.… Continue Reading
Ukraine’s opposition this weekend overran the estate of former president Viktor Yanukovich. The 340-acre private compound, an hour’s drive from Kiev, had never been open to the public.
Behind the walls people found a five-story Russian-style main house with a garage filled with classic sports cars and motorcycles.… Continue Reading