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Poland: Position of the Stefan Batory Foundation’s Legal Expert Group on the procedure for selecting Supreme Court judges

7 September 2018, Warsaw Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to raise your attention to a gross violation of rule of law standards in Poland. Polish authorities are currently selecting new Supreme Court judges in a way which openly…

Open letter from Uzbek activists to Swiss government: On principles of responsible asset repatriation to Uzbekistan

8 August 2018 This post was originally published on the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia website. Federal Assembly of Switzerland Swiss Federal Council Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police Swiss…

Statement by UNCAC Coalition Chair at UN OHCHR Expert Workshop on Corruption and Human Rights

Geneva, 11 June 2018, by Dr. Juanita Olaya Garcia, Chairperson of the UNCAC Coalition On the occasion of the “Expert Workshop on Good Practices of United Nations-system support to States in preventing and fighting against corruption with a focus on…

Civil Society Statement for the UNCAC Working Group on Asset Recovery Session June 2018

6 June 2018 We are a group of civil society organisations including UNCAC Coalition members, Transparency International chapters and other groups and have prepared this statement as an input to the UNCAC Working Group on Asset Recovery’s discussions taking place…

Malta: Open letter to diplomats regarding the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

23 March 2018 This post was originally published on the ARTICLE 19 website. Eight international freedom of expression organisations have signed an open letter urging diplomats in Malta to make their presence felt concerning the investigation of the Daphne Caruana…

Swiss lawmakers say Malaysian government never claimed confiscated 1MDB profits

Bern, Switzerland, 14 March 2018 Civil society representatives lobby in Bern for the fair and transparent return of $104million to the Malaysian public Swiss lawmakers confirmed in a meeting with civil society organizations on Tuesday that the Malaysian government never…

Corruption index: SERAP backs TI, urges Nigerian President Buhari to take ranking as a ‘wake-up call’

Lagos, 25 February 2018, by Timothy Adewale This post was originally published on the SERAP website. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to see the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), published…

UNCAC Coalition Seeks Consultant in Vienna to Start Up Coalition Hub Activities

Application Closing Date: 26 March 2018 Start Date: 23 April 2018 End Date: 31 December 2018 (possibility of continuation) Location: Vienna, Austria 1. About the UNCAC Coalition The UNCAC Coalition is a global network involving over…

An interview with Ugi Zvekic: The essential role of civil society in the UNTOC and UNCAC review processes

15 February 2018 This post was originally published on the Global Initiative website. The role of civil society in the UN Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and against Corruption (UNCAC) has been a contested issue. Although the importance of…

Greater integration, cooperation needed in UN instruments to prevent organized crime and corruption

14 February 2018, by Ugi Zvekic This post was originally published on the Global Initiative website. Crime prevention necessitates an integrated mix of initiatives, not just those that fall within the scope of criminal law and justice systems, but also…

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