The Federal Government has prioritised research on ‘the flow of goods, information, money and people across our national and international boundaries’, signaling its support for a transnational construction of Australia’s security challenges. This choice is consistent with an international trend to perceive crime as global and to manage the risk of crime through coordinated law enforcement. Transnational criminal law (TCL) is claimed as a boon to governance; however, it is also accused of threatening fundamental rights and democratic controls. This project focuses on coordinated efforts to combat corporate crime, especially corruption. It probes the connection between TCL and governance, and aims to provide a framework for evaluating the governance implications of transnational regulatory strategies.

The project will give rise to several publications and other outputs, including completed to date:

R. Ivory, ‘Asset Recovery in Four Dimensions: Returning Wealth to Victim Countries as a

Challenge for Global Governance’

· Presented as a paper, ‘Returning Stolen Assets to Victim Countries: What Challenges for the

International Community’, at ‘Chasing Criminal Money in the EU: New Tools and Practices?’

(University of Luxembourg, 15 June 2015, first panel)

R. Ivory, ‘What is Wrong with Asset Recovery? Software, Malware or Just Misunderstood?’,

available at

R. Ivory, ‘Legitimacy and Compliance in the Global Anti-Corruption Business: Corporations as

Enforcers of Transnational Criminal Law’

· Working paper presentation, Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy

(LSE, 11 February 2016)

Project members

Dr Radha Ivory

TC Beirne School of Law