There has been an increasing emphasis on asset recovery and forfeiture in investigations and prosecution of corruption cases worldwide. This includes the identification of stolen assets or proceeds thereof and returning them to grants.   Sometimes the assets are located in foreign jurisdictions from which a victim country has to seek their return. Mutual legal assistance is required where this is the case. Success stories have largely depended on the extent of enhancing understanding and policy development in the area of stolen asset recovery. But asset recovery and forfeiture is responding to criminal activities that have already, or are about to take place. Corruption prevention mechanisms may reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of those criminal activities. Both should be aggressively addressed in order for the Anti-corruption fight to be won.

In this report, we will explain both the legislative and institutional framework for enhancing enforcement and prevention mechanisms in Zambia. Criminals must never be allowed to benefit from the proceeds of their crimes. Read More