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London to host the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery

The UK government has announced a two-day event on the role of civil society in returning assets stolen from countries of the Arab Spring is to be held in London on September 3-4, under the auspices of the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery. The event has been organised under the UK's Presidency of the G8 and will be hosted in conjunction with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) of the World Bank and UN Office on Drugs and Crime.