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Buhari’s anti-corruption agenda is crumbling–it’s taken Saraki’s acquittal to really see it

28 June 2017, by Kolawole Olaniyan It’s often said that one person with a belief and courage is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. Nigeria would seem to have produced such person when president Muhammadu Buhari…

66 Venezuelan Civil Society Organizations urge their peers in the region to defend the validity of democracy and human rights in Venezuela

13 June 2017 Español Français The Venezuelan civil society organizations that endorse this document urge our peers in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise their voices in defense of democracy and human rights in our country. The rupture of…

Equatorial Guinea: Free Human Rights Defenders - Two Prominent Activists Arbitrarily Detained

Nairobi, 21 April 2017 This post was originally published on the Human Rights Watch website. Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country’s leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organizations said today. The…

Message from the UNCAC Coalition Chair

12 April 2017, by Manzoor Hasan. At the beginning of 2017 we have seen tremendous changes in politics in the West. From President Trump taking office in the White House to the United Kingdom’s triggering of Article 50, notifying the…

Recovery of stolen assets in Ukraine: Losing time and money

11 April 2017, by Tetiana Shevchuk, Anti-corruption Action Centre. Three years ago the ousted President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and his close associates (so called the “Family”) fled the country. Given that they are under investigation for embezzlement and misuse…

Interview with J.C. Weliamuna on Sri Lanka’s asset recovery efforts

11 April 2017. J.C. Weliamuna is a human rights lawyer and President of the Sri Lankan Presidential Task Force on Stolen Assets Recovery. He is former executive director of Transparency International Sri Lanka and a former member of the International

The World's Laundromats

9 April 2017, by Paul Radu, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Click on image to see larger view Three years ago, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) exposed the “Russian Laundromat” – an immense financial fraud scheme…

SERAP to President Buhari of Nigeria: Refer high-profile corruption cases to International Criminal Court

Lagos, 9 April 2017, SERAP. Following a string of court rulings against high-profile corruption cases last week, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “adopt a revolutionary approach to his government’s fight against corruption by…

Beyond the scandals: The status of revolving doors in the EU

6 April 2017, by Margarida Silva, Corporate Europe Observatory. When discussing corruption we often just imagine shady scenarios where money changes hands. However, public scandals like that involving former President Barroso have raised people’s attention to the threat of conflicts…

UNCAC: Wake up to open contracting! How the digital revolution can prevent corruption in procurement

29 March 2017, by Gavin Hayman, Open Contracting Partnership. I am embarrassed to say that I can remember, over a decade ago, when the UN Convention against Corruption was new and – believe it or not – relatively exciting. It…

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