Harassment is now top US news - thanks to Weinstein - but millions of victims in poor countries are ignored - time to change this and act.Read More
The challenges before civil society across the world in working with business to curb corruption...an overview of the latest initiatives by many organizations. Part of CIVICUS 2017 State of Civil Society report.Read More
A new report in the BMC Medicine journal highlights the critical challenges of reducing corruption in global healthcare - experts from academia, development assistance and civil society provide their insights.Read More
Former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell was found guilty by a jury, but the US Supreme Court, supported now by the US Justice Department, has let him go free and said he was NOT corrupt - he took over $177,000 rom an influence-peddling businessman - America legalizes grand corruption.Read More
The impeachment of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff may herald a new era of anticorruption enforcement in rising numbers of countries. Citizens are protesting for justice and the prosecution of corrupt leaders as they vent their frustration and demonstrate their impatience with 'business as usual.'Read More
Surprisingly, both leaders of US Democrats and Republicans agree that the top executives at the biggest banks should no longer be "too big to jail." News developments related to HSBC and Goldman Sachs underscore the key issues.Read More
In Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan, two rival warlords – both allegedly with ties to the Taliban – are competing to control the illegal mining and smuggling of the valuable lapis lazuli mineral.Read More
Tax havens? Crime havens is a far more accurate description.
Yes, the “Panama Papers” have generated discussion about multinational corporations using holding companies registered in tiny islands from Bermuda to Vanuatu. The function of these companies is to help the corporations avoid taxes. Aided by clever (and no doubt highly paid) lawyers and accountants, such activities may just be legal, even if this raises some ethical questions.Read More
For their money-laundering efforts to succeed, crooks seek the assistance of lawyers, accountants and consultants – often based in London, New York, Zurich and Geneva.
The game is first to establish offshore holding companies and then invest their cash in properties and other assets, always in ways that hide the real ownership of the holding companies.Read More
Brazil and South Africa have a great deal in common – flagging economies, falling exchange rates and public bonds nearing junk status – all fueled by mounting allegations of corruption. As if that weren’t bad enough, the ruling parties have also engaged in major confrontations with the rule of law, in a desperate and entirely self-serving effort to preserve the impunity of their national leaders.Read More
World soccer may have a new boss, but it will take longterm sustained efforts by FIFA to convince fans across the globe that the organization has really changed and is serving their interests, rather than its own.Read More
Across the globe stride powerful people in government and business who operate as if they are above the law. They steal vast sums, live in extravagant luxury and arrogantly manipulate the systems and processes of justice in their favor. They are the untouchable kleptocrats. It is time they were brought to justice.Read More
The United States, for example, imports about 1.5 million barrels of oil per day from countries whose governments are repressive and corrupt - governments where, to use a phrase that author Leif Wenar favors "might is right." Wenar, a professor of law and philosophy at Kings College, London, argues that the U.S. and other Western countries have the power to stop importing the "blood oil" that flows from these authoritarian states.Read More
U.S. citizens who have been victims of foreign state-organized terrorism will receive substantial compensation now with the funds coming from a surprising source, BNP Paribas, one of the largest banks in France and Europe. It is the bank that paid a record $9 billion in fines in 2014 for violating U.S. foreign sanctions laws.Read More