Global Financial Integrity, a Washington DC based think-tank estimates that annual illicit financial outflows from the economies of the less developed countries totaled $946.7 billion in 2011 (13.7% more than in 2010) and totaled $5.9 trillion cumulatively from 2002-2011, a sum many times greater than the total amount of official development assistance during that period.
What do you mean illegal removal of cassiterite from E.DRC?  Is it illegal if the smuggling is done by regular soldiers of the army?
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the first legally binding international anti-corruption instrument. In its 8 Chapters and 71 Articles, the UNCAC obliges its States Parties to implement a wide and detailed range of anti-corruption measures affecting their laws, institutions and practices and declared the recovery of stolen assets enshrined in Chapter V as a fundamental principle of...