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Uzbek Asset Return Network publishes a ‘Special Issue Series’

10 December 2020 – On the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Uzbek Asset Return Network (UARN) has released a special issue briefing paper series analysing the challenges, concerns and opportunities in the international return of assets linked to Gulnara Karimova to…

UNGASS 2021: Commit to Transparency in Company Ownership for the Common Good

9 December 2020 – On International Anti-Corruption Day 2020, a group comprised of leading economists, trade unions and civil society organisations tackling issues from human rights, to poverty, to business integrity, have come together to call for an end to…

UNGASS 2021 on Corruption: Second Preparatory Meeting Highlights Need for Beneficial Ownership Transparency; Civil Society Calls for Substantive Progress

26 November 2020 – The second of three CoSP intersessional meetings in the run-up to the UNGASS 2021 against corruption took place virtually between 19-20 November. The meeting discussed denying safe havens in the context of transnational corruption cases; good…

First CoSP intersessional meeting in preparation for the UNGASS 2021 against corruption

11 September 2020 – The first of three CoSP intersessional meetings in preparation for the UNGASS 2021 against corruption was held in Vienna on 2-4 September, in accordance with the General Assembly resolution 74/276. The objective of the meetings is…

Grand Corruption in Malaysia: How money is laundered and who is facilitating it

19 May 2017, by Cynthia Gabriel, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4). The tale of 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is one of brazen outright theft and corruption – perhaps the largest in the world. Between 2009 and 2015…

Successful civil society training in Nigeria on the UNCAC review mechanism and the Open Government Partnership

12 April 2017, by David Ugolor, ANEEJ. Participants at the OGP-UNCAC Review workshop organised by ANEEJ The Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is working to enhance the capacity of civil society including journalists to support the Nigerian…

Second review cycle: Nine months in

11 April 2017 Nine months into the second review cycle of the UNCAC review process, we have been asking members in the countries participating about their experiences so far. News from Albania from Sotiraq Hroni, Institute for Democracy and Mediation…

Lifting the veil on who owns companies will help combat corruption in Australia

11 April 2017, by Serena Lillywhite, Transparency International Australia. Having lived in Cambodia, I have seen first-hand the impacts of poor transparency and elite capture of corporate ownership and benefits. Yet this is far from being just a developing country…

Pushing for beneficial ownership transparency in Europe

10 April 2017, by Andreas Pavlou, Access Info Europe. Earlier this year, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs and Civil Liberties committees voted to strengthen beneficial ownership transparency rules across the European Union as part of the current revision…

One year after the Panama Papers: A new tool to find out who owns companies

7 April 2017, by Zosia Sztykowski, OpenOwnership. The Panama Papers leak ignited political will for corporate transparency and led to a number of commitments by countries around the world to establish central, public registers of beneficial ownership. The public nature…

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