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TI: time for FATF to review standards, guidance docs

Transparency International (TI) says that public registers of beneficial ownership should be the norm. In a new report titled Who is behind the wheel? Fixing the global standards on company ownership the organisation says that uncovering the identities of the real owners of companies is a crucial step in the fight against corruption. “For instance, Read more >

The Copenhagen Declaration for peace, security, development

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) came to a close on 24 October, with another declaration issued. The delegates agreed that there is a vital role for citizens to play in the fight against corruption, as they can help to stop the chain of corruption by refusing to take part in it. Activists, whistle-blowers and Read more >

Joint statement on fighting corruption – 18th IACC

Read the full text of the joint statement issued at the start of the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference, and endorsed by more than 45 national governments, businesses and organisations. The signatories have pledged to take action in key areas including returning the proceeds of corruption to their rightful owners, ending secrecy over company ownership, clamping Read more >

2018 Anti-Corruption Award recipients announced

Update, 23 October 2018: Transparency International announced yesterday evening that there are two winners of this year’s Anti-Corruption Award. They are Ana Garrido Ramos and Daphne Caruana Galizia, who receives the award posthumously. Galizia’s son Paul Caruana Galizia tweeted: “‏On the same day that @MaltaGov says in parliament that it refuses to mark the first anniversary Read more >

Now is the time to act against corruption – 18th IACC kicks off

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) gets under way in Copenhagen, Denmark, today. Corruption Watch folk are there, as regular delegates and also as part of the Young Journalists programme. The theme for this year’s event is Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act. “Today’s polarised politics fuels many evils:  Populism and extremism, Read more >

One week left to nominate your anti-corruption hero

There is just one week left in which to nominate your anti-corruption hero or heroes for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award! Launched in 2000 and until 2016 known as the TI Integrity Award, the accolade pays tribute to the sacrifices, determination and courage of activists around the world, many of whom have paid Read more >

TI Anti-Corruption Award 2018 now open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award. Known between 2000 and 2016 as the TI Integrity Award, it recognises the courage and determination of the many remarkable individuals – journalists, public prosecutors, government officials, civil society activists, and more – and organisations fighting corruption around the world. The award may be Read more >

TI training manual for land corruption journos

Transparency International (TI) has developed a comprehensive training manual to support journalists in Africa who are investigating and reporting stories of land corruption. The manual is titled Investigating Land and Corruption in Africa. Corruption in land-related services in Africa is an endemic problem that has affected every second citizen on the continent in recent years, Read more >

Bank of Baroda played key role in SA’s Gupta scandal

By Khadija Sharife (OCCRP) and Josy Joseph (The Hindu) First published on OCCRP India’s state-owned Bank of Baroda – one of the country’s largest – played a crucial role in the financial machinations of South Africa’s politically influential Gupta family, allowing them to move hundreds of millions of dollars originating in alleged dirty deals into Read more >