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FATF takes steps to beef up global beneficial ownership transparency

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Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presents the particular issues the financial watchdog has recently sought input on, part 2 examines the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, and part 3 recaps a number of recent high-profile examples of why beneficial ownership transparency is so important.
Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presents the particular issues the financial watchdog has recently sought input on, part 2 examines the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, and part 3 recaps a number of recent high-profile examples of why beneficial ownership transparency is so important.
At the end of June the Information Regulator became the body that will monitor compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, report on this to the National Assembly, and make recommendations on what can be done to improve access to information, writes Cherese Thakur for amaBhungane. These changes, it is hoped, will create a better environment for the public to exercise their right to access information held by the state and private bodies.
At the end of June the Information Regulator became the body that will monitor compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, report on this to the National Assembly, and make recommendations on what can be done to improve access to information, writes Cherese Thakur for amaBhungane. These changes, it is hoped, will create a better environment for the public to exercise their right to access information held by the state and private bodies.
Advocacy release: The Access to Information Network and PAIA
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This year 325 parties will contest the local government election on 1 November, and their manifestos offer a glimpse of what to expect, empowering voters to make informed choices. When it comes to anti-corruption commitments, though, not all parties are equal, and it is important to analyse and contextualise these commitments – or in some cases, to question the lack thereof.
This year 325 parties will contest the local government election on 1 November, and their manifestos offer a glimpse of what to expect, empowering voters to make informed choices. When it comes to anti-corruption commitments, though, not all parties are equal, and it is important to analyse and contextualise these commitments – or in some cases, to question the lack thereof.
Party Manifestos: An Analysis of Anti-Corruption Commitments

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Corruption as an enabler of wildlife, forest and fisheries crime: part 5
Our previous episodes in this wildlife series established that with the help of corruption, weak regulations and increasingly sophisticated networks, there is a lot of money to be raked in from the illegal wildlife trade. In the fifth and final part we read how criminals move, hide and launder their proceeds by exploiting weaknesses in the financial and non-financial sectors. This enables further wildlife crimes and damages the integrity of the global financial system.
Our previous episodes in this wildlife series established that with the help of corruption, weak regulations and increasingly sophisticated networks, there is a lot of money to be raked in from the illegal wildlife trade. In the fifth and final part we read how criminals move, hide and launder their proceeds by exploiting weaknesses in the financial and non-financial sectors. This enables further wildlife crimes and damages the integrity of the global financial system.

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FATF takes steps to beef up global beneficial ownership transparency

Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presents the particular issues the organisation has recently sought input on, part 2 examines the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, and part 3 recaps a number of recent high-profile examples of why beneficial ownership transparency Read more >

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