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Grand Corruption in Malaysia: How money is laundered and who is facilitating it

19 May 2017, by Cynthia Gabriel, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4). The tale of 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is one of brazen outright theft and corruption – perhaps the largest in the world. Between 2009 and 2015…

Successful civil society training in Nigeria on the UNCAC review mechanism and the Open Government Partnership

12 April 2017, by David Ugolor, ANEEJ. Participants at the OGP-UNCAC Review workshop organised by ANEEJ The Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is working to enhance the capacity of civil society including journalists to support the Nigerian…

Second review cycle: Nine months in

11 April 2017 Nine months into the second review cycle of the UNCAC review process, we have been asking members in the countries participating about their experiences so far. News from Albania from Sotiraq Hroni, Institute for Democracy and Mediation…

Lifting the veil on who owns companies will help combat corruption in Australia

11 April 2017, by Serena Lillywhite, Transparency International Australia. Having lived in Cambodia, I have seen first-hand the impacts of poor transparency and elite capture of corporate ownership and benefits. Yet this is far from being just a developing country…

Pushing for beneficial ownership transparency in Europe

10 April 2017, by Andreas Pavlou, Access Info Europe. Earlier this year, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs and Civil Liberties committees voted to strengthen beneficial ownership transparency rules across the European Union as part of the current revision…

One year after the Panama Papers: A new tool to find out who owns companies

7 April 2017, by Zosia Sztykowski, OpenOwnership. The Panama Papers leak ignited political will for corporate transparency and led to a number of commitments by countries around the world to establish central, public registers of beneficial ownership. The public nature…

UNCAC second review cycle: What’s happened so far?

11 December 2016 As we start the second review cycle of the UNCAC review process, we have been asking members in the countries participating in the first year about their experiences so far. News from Burundi from Ella Ndikumana of

Recovering stolen loot: SERAP’s work on asset recovery in Nigeria

10 December 2016, by Timothy Adewale, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). Asset recovery (UNCAC chapter V), along with preventive measures (UNCAC chapter II), is the focus of the second cycle of the UNCAC review process. The UNCAC promotes international…

UNODC and civil society partner promote implementation of UNCAC at Panama conference

5 December 2016, UNODC. This post was originally published on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website. UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition and UNODC’s specialists encourage participants of Anti-Corruption Conference to work jointly for an effective implementation

Brazilian prosecutors awarded Transparency International’s 2016 Anti-Corruption Award

4 December 2016 On 2 December 2016, Transparency International presented the Brazilian Força-Tarefa Lava Jato (Carwash Task Force) with its Anti-Corruption Award, which honours remarkable anti-corruption individuals and organisations around the world. The 2016 award went to the prosecutors at…

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