The Practical Significances and Challenges of Assets Disclosure and Registration Law in Combating Illicit Enrichment Crime in Ethiopia



A well-designed and structured Asset Disclosure and Registration (ADR) system can be used as a strong tool to combat corruption effectively and eventually lead to successful conviction of illicit enrichment crime. The main objective of this paper is to identify the practical significances and challenges of implementing ADR law in combating illicit enrichment in Ethiopia and forwards the recommendations for the identified issues. In order to achieve the intended aims, the author employed the combination of doctrinal and empirical legal research approach. Accordingly, this paper analyzed both primary and secondary data sources. Then, the data were analyzed and interpreted using qualitative method to draw conclusions. Thus, this paper found that the Ethiopian ADR law has not comprehensively designed to combat illicit enrichment crime. Besides, it was poorly implemented in fighting illicit enrichment crime in Ethiopia. Finally, this paper recommends different measures to be taken into account by the government, law enforcement and Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC) so as to enhance the effective implementation of ADR law in combating illicit enrichment in Ethiopia.


Corruption; Crime; Assets Disclosure and Regis-tration; Illicit Enrichment; Asset Disclosure; Asset Declarations;



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