From the quest of people for a conference that addresses and tackles the issue of stolen funds flight, comes a conference which emerges as a seminar in the international context.
Tracking faulty tower conference organized by Dr. Gbenga Oduntan: A Reader in International Commercial Law, Kent Law School in collaboration with other partners provides you with nitty-gritty of the stolen capital flight saga and everything you need to know about the 70-80 billion dollars of stolen capital from developing nations in western hemisphere.
This conference aims at offering you an introduction to strategies and techniques for tracing ownership of companies and properties brought from the proceeds of bribery and corruption in the UK.
The conference is sponsored by The Corner House, Global Witness and HEDA (the Human Rights and Environmental Development) Resource Centre.
According to a report by Transparency International, the global anti-corruption coalition, every year billions of pounds of corrupt money enters the UK.
Research further shows that about £4.2 billion of this stolen capital is used to acquire properties in and around London under sham/shell companies registered in Secrecy havens and tax islands.
If you are an Anti-corruption Activists, Compliance Officers, Anti-Corruption Agencies, Registrars, Senior State Counsel, Senior Civil Servant and Legal Advisers and you are confident of influencing outcomes that will safeguard this nations’ fortune and you are very much interested in researching and tracing the assets of dictators and statemen, then this is a must attend conference for you.
Notable speakers at this conference include:
· Ibrahim Magu, Executive Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
· Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Executive Secretary Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
· Nicholas Hildyard, Director, The Corner House
· George Turner, Director Finance Uncovered (and also works at Tax Justice Network)
· Dr Gbenga Oduntan, Reader in Inernational Commercial Law, Kent Law School
· Simon Taylor, Director and Co-founder, Global Witness
· Olanrewaju Suraju, Chair, HEDA Resource Centre
· Omoyele Sowore, Investigative Journalist, Human rights Activists, Publisher at Sahara Reporters.
Venue: University of Kent
Date: 29th July 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
The organizer, Dr. Oduntan however assured Nigerians to expect £6 Million to be repatriated from the sales of homes owned by the Former Delta state governors James Ibori and another £80 million laundered through the UK by other Nigerian officials.
Registration for the conference is open and available online.