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First Coordination Committee elections

15 March 2011, by Phoebe Hardefeldt. The landmark elections for the first UNCAC Coalition Coordination Committee will be held online from 18 to 22 April 2011. The nomination period has now closed, and 21 candidates have been nominated for the…

Uprisings in the Arab world: time to address illicit wealth

8 March 2011, by Maud Perdriel-Vaissiere. Corrupt money associated with bribes received by public officials from developing and transition countries is estimated at US$ 20-40 billion per year. Without a doubt, the repatriation of illicit assets could provide much needed…

Putting G20 anti-corruption commitments into practice

7 March 2011, Robert Palmer. Global Witness and Transparency International have called for swift implementation of the G20’s Anti-Corruption Action Plan. 76 other organisations from around the world, including many UNCAC Coalition members, signed the joint civil society letter sent…

UNODC-TI training for CSOs on the UNCAC review process

7 March 2011, by Phoebe Hardefeldt. The first civil society training on the UNCAC review mechanism was held in Austria from 2-4 February 2011. It was organised in partnership by the UNODC and Transparency International (TI), in its capacity as…

UNCAC Coalition welcomes steps to freeze Egyptian assets

21 February 2011. The UNCAC Coalition welcomes the decision made today by Egypt’s Public Prosecutor to request a freeze on the foreign assets of Hosni Mubarak and his family. “This decision is an important step.” said Maud Pedriel-Vaissiere of the…

Coalition calls for action on Egyptian illicit wealth

10 February 2011. The UNCAC Coaliton, including the Afro-Egyptian Human Rights Organisation and NADAFA-Egyptians against corruption, have called for urgent action on wealth illicitly transferred from Egypt. The Coalition is deeply concerned about public wealth illicitly transferred out of Egypt.…

TI and UNODC civil society UNCAC review training

10 February 2011. Over 35 civil society representatives came together in Austria from 2–4 February for an UNCAC review training session jointly organised by Transparency International and the UNODC. The three day training focused on how the UNCAC review process…

Call for Algeria to respect the rights of anti-corruption activist Mourad Tchiko

21 December 2010. The UNCAC Coalition is deeply concerned about the treatment of Mr Mourad Tchiko, an Algerian citizen, trade unionist and anti-corruption activist, and calls on the government of Algeria to respect his rights under the Constitution and laws…

Joint Special Rapporteur statement on Wikileaks

21 December 2010. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression have released a joint statement on Wikileaks, recalling international legal principles of freedom…

In the Americas: Success stories in monitoring the Inter-American Convention against Corruption

15 December 2010, Marta Erquicia. The Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC), which came into force in 1996, was a milestone Convention. It was the first global attempt to draft an international treaty to reduce corruption levels in America, and it…

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