International Asset Recovery Resources and Useful Links

(for Swiss law resources, see our Switzerland resources page)


Egmont Group

The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) allows FIUs to cooperate, especially in the areas of information exchange, training and the sharing of expertise in the fight and prevention of money laundering.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

International Money Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN)

IMoLIN is an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, which includes a database on legislation and regulations throughout the world, an electronic library, and a calendar of events in the anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism fields.

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

Based in Lyon, France, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) enables police around the world to work together.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The mandate of the Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism, through technical cooperation, research and analytical work, and normative work.

Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative (StAR)

The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is a partnership between the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. StAR works with developing countries and financial centers to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and to facilitate more systematic and timely return of stolen assets.


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Global Witness

Based in London and Washington DC, Global Witness is an international NGO established in 1993 that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide.

ICC FraudNet

ICC FraudNet is the leading network of fraud and asset recovery lawyers operating under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce since 2004, present in more than 70 jurisdictions.

International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR)

The International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR) is an international membership organization for private sector and government asset recovery professionals, which offers educational programs, information exchanges, and networking opportunities. IAAR has developed a professional certification in asset recovery, the CSAR (Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery) credential.

International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)

The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) includes about 200’000 prosecutors from over 120 states.

International Center for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

ICAR is an NGO based in Basel which specializes in training and assisting developing countries on the practical work of tracing, confiscating and repatriating the proceeds of corruption, money laundering, and related crimes.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Anti-Corruption Commission

The ICC Anti-Corruption Commission encourages self-regulation by enterprises in confronting issues of extortion and bribery and provides business input into international initiatives to fight corruption.


OffshoreAlert specializes in reporting about Offshore Financial Centers, with an emphasis on fraud investigations, and also holds an annual conference about OFCs, focusing on products and services, tax and political issues, compliance, money laundering, fraud, asset recovery and investigations.


SHERPA is a Paris-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and defending victims of economic crimes.

Transparency International

The Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) is a non-governmental organization that fights and monitors international corruption. It notably publishes each year a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

World Check

London-based Thompson Reuter’s World Check maintains a database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and heightened risk individuals and organisations for money laundering prevention purposes.


(for Swiss law resources, see our Switzerland resources page)

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.

Canadian Legal Information Institute

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.


Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from  federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts in the United States of America.

United States Legal Information Institute (LII) 

A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and "Law about...".

World Legal Information Institute

Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law. This site contains links to numerous free searchable legal databases from around the world.