Why does South Africa not have a Magnitsky Act?

The Magnitsky Act is an important piece of legislation in the global fight against money laundering and corruption across borders. It was enacted in the US in 2012, after the death in Russian police custody of lawyer and auditor Sergei Magnitsky, who worked with political activist Bill Browder in an investigation into the raid on Read more >

The day Russian money didn’t freeze – despite international sanctions

By Ilya ShumanovFirst published on The Wilson Center Russia’s recognising the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, followed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, became a formal pretext for the collective West to impose restrictions on Russia in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The negative consequences of such a scenario had been discussed Read more >

Transparency International responds to the attack against Ukraine

Issued by Transparency International Corruption fuels conflict and insecurity globally, and we are now seeing its effects acutely in the case of Russia and Ukraine. Leading democracies have facilitated this conflict by allowing kleptocrats to further their interests and power across the West. Just last week, Transparency International reported on a German state foundation secretly Read more >