Defence and security - As leaders gather in Munich to discuss global security, we reaffirm that terrorism can't be beaten without tackling corruption.
Posted 04 Feb 2015
Media - Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais wrote a book, and for that, he could go to jail. His book, published in Portugal in 2011, alleges serious human rights violations committed by army generals and companies in diamond fields in Angola. Those army generals and companies are taking him to court March ...
Politics and government - Transparency International today called on the Brazilian Congress to quickly approve a package of anti-corruption measures proposed this week in the wake of the growing Petrobras scandal and increasing outrage about corruption in Brazilian politics and among its politicians.
European Commission and Transparency International join forces for better spending of EU investments
Public procurement - Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu will launch today in Berlin a joint pilot project "Integrity Pacts" (IP) together with Transparency International (TI) to ensure EU funds are spent well to the real benefit of the people.
Judiciary - Transparency Maldives notes with grave concern the sentencing of former President Mohamed Nasheed to 13 years in prison on charges of terrorism, despite a number of irregularities in the legal process, under which the trial took place.
Media - Transparency International today strongly condemned the murder of two journalists and the injuring of a third in Guatemala, who worked to uncover corruption in the country.
Private sector - The U.S. Treasury must close loopholes in the current legal framework that allow corrupt individuals to launder money in the United States through anonymous real estate transactions, according to Transparency International-USA.
Politics and government - Representatives of a civil society coalition consisting of 125 people from 85 organisations from Aceh to Papua met on 26 - 27 Feb 2015 in Depok, West Java to discuss the situation regarding the movement to weaken KPK (Indonesia's anti-corruption agency), the weakness of law enforcement and the ...
Humanitarian assistance - Transparency International today called on government authorities and the United Nations to undertake a comprehensive audit of all ebola donations from internal and external donors across West African nations devastated by this deadly health crisis.
When Transparency International announces the results of the Corruption Perceptions Index in December and Italy performs badly again, there will always be at least one commentator who feigns surprise. How could it happen? Italy has the same score as Bulgaria and Senegal again? The index must be wrong. The writer unquestionably accepts the scores for […]
Posted on 26 Mar 2015 by Davide Del Monte
Paying bribes to access basic services is rife worldwide: our research shows that globally, it affects the lives of more than one in four people. Bribery that takes place between citizens and officials is illegal and bad for society. It’s an unjust cost for taxpayers to bear, denying people their right to access necessities such […]
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Nicky Rehbock
Co-written by Tom Wheeler, Conflict and Security Advisor for Saferworld Last week in New York the United Nations Statistical Commission met to discuss what indicators it can use to measure the new set of development targets that the UN will adopt in September to follow up on the Millennium Development Goals. This is important because […]
Posted on 16 Mar 2015 by Craig Fagan
The timing couldn’t be better. The Chilean Congress is debating much-needed changes to the laws governing party political finances just as charges were formally made against two high-profile businesspeople for allegedly using fake receipts to fund Chile’s opposition party, the Independent Democratic Union in 2013. Several other former politicians, public officials and businesspeople have also […]
Posted on 05 Mar 2015 by Alberto Precht
Transparency laws mean nothing if they are not applied, and it sometimes takes brave citizens and active civil society organisations to make sure that they are. In El Salvador, the anti-corruption legal advice centre operated by FUNDE, our chapter in the country, is just over a year-and-a-half old and has already made a name for […]
Posted on 02 Mar 2015 by Max Heywood
In a blog published by the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, China expert Christian Goebel speaks about Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign and how it is helping transform China from collectivist one-party rule to a one-person authoritarian system. In Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), China is among the countries with the largest decline in points, despite a […]
Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Christian Goebel
This week the New York Times is running a series of hard-hitting investigative reports into who is buying luxury apartments in a single skyscraper overlooking Central Park in New York City, called Time Warner Center, and how they are doing it. It has highlighted a dubious bunch of big spenders allegedly enjoying the proceeds […]
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Kevin Donegan
Last month African heads of state meeting in Addis Ababa received and endorsed the report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, which outlined where corrupt money comes from, where it goes and what needs to be done to stop it so that citizens can enjoy the wealth their countries produce. […]
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Paul Banoba
Transparency International’s partner in Honduras, Asociación por una Sociedad más Justa (ASJ), is also part of a civil society alliance called Let’s Transform Honduras (Transforememos Honduras). In January, Let’s Transform Honduras organised its 5th Bike Race from Costa a Costa – Coast to Coast. I’ve worked with ASJ since they joined Transparency International’s global anti-corruption […]
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Zoe Reiter