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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…

The first multi-stakeholder workshop on the UNCAC second cycle review created synergies between Africa and Southeast Europe

4 October 2016, UNODC. This post was originally published on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website. Multi-stakeholder workshop at the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria Cooperation between Governments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in implementing the United…

Let’s pick up the slow pace of change in Panama

26 August 2016, by Anne Koch. This post was originally published on the Transparency International website. A Panamanian SlothImage: Flickr / marthaenpiet The recent moves by the Panamanian government to clean up its image in the wake of the Panama…

Beyond destinations, havens and victims

9 August 2016, by Jackson Oldfield. This post was originally published on the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery website. When we talk about the theft of public assets and their return, we often get into a discussion of ‘destination countries’,…

Where are the Americans? – The U.S. response to the Panama Papers

7 July 2016. This post was originally published on the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery website. American companies like Google and Nike hide more than $2.1 trillion in offshore tax havens. But the sad truth is that the United States…

Brexit: What Next for the Anti-Corruption Movement in the UK?

5 July 2016. This post was originally published on the Corruption Watch UK website. The fight against corruption has just become a whole lot harder. Brexit and its political and economic fallout risks pulling the rug from under many of…

Eight reasons why everybody needs to be able to see company ownership information (not just the police)

30 June 2016, by Rosie Sharpe. This post was originally published on the Global Witness website. Information on who ultimately owns and controls British companies goes live for the first time today. Hurray! If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably…

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