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Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

January 29, 2019

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score […]

Parliament seeks financial punishment for countries breaching rule of law

January 18, 2019

European Union countries that undermine the bloc’s democratic principles could lose EU funds, under a draft law backed by the European Parliament on Thursday (17 January). The bill is seen as a new tool to fight threats to the independence of the courts and corruption in countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania. MEPs adopted the rules by 397 […]

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

January 17, 2019

An investigative journalist whose work exposed deep-rooted corruption in African soccer and led to the downfall of a member of the sport’s high-powered FIFA Council was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike, police said Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed Wednesday night, with reports saying he was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck […]

China’s anti-corruption campaign recovers $519 million in a year

January 17, 2019

BEIJING — More than 1,000 Chinese fugitives who fled abroad were returned to the country last year and more than $519 million in ill-gotten gains was recovered, the ruling Communist Party said Friday, in what it is seen as a further victory in President Xi Jinping’s years-long drive against corruption. The party’s anti-corruption watchdog said […]

TIME Person of the Year 2018

December 28, 2018

On the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, two young reporters sit in a prison said to be “the darkest hellhole in Burma.” Millennials, we would call them in America—Wa Lone is 32 years old; Kyaw Soe Oo is 28. The genesis of their arrest, one year ago on Dec. 12, is their reporting for […]

Italy Confiscates $40 Million in Assets Linked to Corleone Mafia

December 26, 2018

Sicilian police seized gas industry companies, real estate, cars and cash in Italy, Spain and Andorra as part of a crackdown on money laundering operations by the infamous Corleonesi mafia clan, Palermo prosecutors said Friday. The industrial network targeted by the seizures dates back to the 1980’s, when Ezio Ruggero Maria Brancato — a former Sicily […]

European Commission – Press release Whistleblower protection: Commission sets new, EU-wide rules

April 24, 2018

The European Commission is proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.   Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and […]

RAI Secretariat presents the findings of the Regional Asset Recovery Study at the joint FATF/OSCE/Moneyval Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors in Strasbourg

March 27, 2018

Today and tomorrow  FATF, OSCE and Moneyval are holding a  International Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors: Experiences, Challenges and Best Practices,at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg,France. RAI Secretariat represented by Head of Office Mr. Vladan Joksimovic presented the findings, challenges and good practices of the comparative study concerning the search, seizure, and confiscation of illegally obtained assets […]

Golden visa programmes in Europe pose major corruption risk

March 6, 2018

Today, a series of investigations published by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have detailed how citizenship- and residence-by-investment schemes, commonly referred to as ‘Golden Visa’ programmes, are vulnerable to abuse and undermine the fight against corruption in the European Union and neighbouring countries. The stories show how European countries are selling access to the […]

Former South Korean president faces jail term in corruption case

February 27, 2018

Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term for the former South Korean president Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon. Park did not attend the court hearing where prosecutors also […]

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