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Implementation of London Anti-Corruption and GFAR Commitments: Nigeria Is on Course

Abuja, 12 February 2019, ANEEJ Three years after the London Anti-Corruption Summit where Nigeria signed on to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and committed to Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR), Nigeria has largely implemented its commitment. Executive Director of…

Call for Applications for NGOs in Africa: Multi-stakeholder workshop on UNCAC and its Review Mechanism

18 January 2019 The call for applications for NGOs in Africa is now open and the deadline to apply is 4 February 2019. The Workshop will take place on 8–12 April 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The overall objective…

Whitewashing the UK: The Financial Action Task Force’s evaluation of the UK puts its credibility at stake

14 January 2019, by Sue Hawley, Policy Director of Corruption Watch UK and SCSC Practitioner Fellow This post was originally published on the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption website. When FATF released its evaluation of the UK’s anti-money…

CSO letter to OECD on Principles for the use of non-trial resolutions in foreign bribery cases

6 December 2018 Mr. Angel GurriaSecretary GeneralOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 2 Rue André PascalParis 5775 CEDEX 16France Dear Secretary General Gurrìa, In March 2016, we wrote to you calling for principles on the use of settlements for resolving…

Lima Statement on Corruption involving Vast Quantities of Assets

Lima, Peru, 5 December 2018 This post was originally published on the UNODC website. From 3 to 5 December 2018, around 80 experts specialized in investigating and prosecuting corruption involving vast quantities of assets coming from nearly 40 countries from…

UNODC: Small grants for African CSOs to tackle corruption

UNODC invites CSOs from Africa to apply for small grants which aim to encourage the engagement of civil society with the private sector on anti-corruption matters. The overall objective of these small grants is to help develop (or complement) innovative…

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…

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