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Alstom debarred by the World Bank for bribing Zambian officials

Paris, 24 February 2012. SHERPA calls on for compensation to be made to Zambia French company Alstom, who was condemned last November in Switzerland to pay a €42 million fine for having bribed foreign officials to win commercial contracts in…

SERAP gets court permission to seek documents on recovered stolen funds

8 February 2012. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has received court approval to compel the federal government to disclose information and documents on the spending of recovered stolen funds since the return of civilian rule in 1999. The order…

Civil society submission to G20 anti-corruption working group

8 February 2012. Joel Salas Head of the Unit for Transparency Policies and International Cooperation Ministry of Public Function Mexico Paul Kett Director Justice Reform Ministry of Justice United Kingdom Civil Society Submission to the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Dear…

Proposals to Amend US Foreign Bribery Law Could Significantly Undermine Human Rights, Commerce, US Standing in the World

Washington, DC, 12 January 2012. Broad Coalition of 33 Civil Society and Socially Responsible Investment Leaders Call on Congress to Refrain from Introducing Legislation Amending FCPA Earlier today more than 30 civil society and business groups, including human rights and…

World Bank Law Digest launched

9 December 2011. On December 9, 2011, the World Bank launched the inaugural edition of the World Bank Group Sanctions Board Law Digest. The electronic version of the Law Digest can be accessed here. Printed copies may be provided upon…

Civil Society Locked out at UN Anti-Corruption Summit, Calling Effectiveness of Global Convention into Question

Marrakesh, 28 October 2011. Against the backdrop of popular revolutions and protests across the world, governments at the UN Anti-Corruption summit this week in Marrakesh, Morocco, have chosen to continue locking civil society out of the enforcement process of the…

Civil society role crucial to success of global anti-corruption convention

Marrakesh, 24 October 2011. Measures on stolen assets and technical assistance can help Libya, Tunisia and Egypt rebuild The 154 countries that have ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) must honour their commitment to a civil society voice…

Governments must address corporate corruption, says report

24 October 2011. This post was originally published on the Guardian website. World Bank and UN urge greater devotion of resources to fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing A joint report by the World Bank and the UN…

The IRG suspends NGO participation again

13 October 2011, by Gillian Dell, Transparency International Secretariat. The UNCAC Implementation Review Group held its resumed 2nd session at the UN in Vienna on 7–9 September 2011, with John Brandolino of the US as Chair. (The IRG oversees the…

CSO experiences with the UNCAC review mechanism, Year 1

13 October 2011. In November 2009, a new Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the UNCAC was approved at the 3rd session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) in its resolution 3/1. The mechanism started up in July…

Global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)