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Podcast: Elena Panfilova on the Magnitsky case and civil society in Russia

Two years ago, Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky died in jail. The campaign to hold those responsible for his death continues. A year ago, Sergei’s mother collected a Transparency International Integrity Award on his behalf. These awards were created to recognise the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world. […]

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Five challenges when making defence budgets more transparent

Maria Gili and Leah Wawro of Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme outline obstacles to more transparency and accountability in how countries spend their defence budgets.   Defence budgets are the primary tool that legislators and civil society can use to hold their governments and armed forces to account and see how their taxes are […]

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Civil society under pressure

An award ceremony cancelled for “security reasons”, an arrest warrant issued over hurt feelings, a restrictive funding law. Casey Kelso, TI’s Advocacy Director, on a new report about the legal measures governments are using to limit NGOs’ room for manoeuvre, and what this means for TI. I was watching a Harry Potter film with the […]

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Beyond Cancun: civil society and climate change finance

On 9 December, International Anti-corruption Day, Transparency International hosted an event at the COP 16 Climate Change conference in Cancun to discuss the role of civil society in the climate debate. Lisa Elges, TI’s climate governance programme organiser, reports on what was said and why it is important Last week’s UN Climate Change Conference in […]

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Aiming for a clean record in Brazil

The passage of the Ficha Limpa (‘Clean Record’) bill is a milestone in Brazilian’s fight against corruption. Yet, its importance goes beyond the direct benefits which it will bring – hopefully, in the short term – to the Brazilian political system. The process of mobilising civil society that led to the drafting of the bill, […]

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Desafíos de las Convenciones para el 2010 y la Declaración Anticorrupción de la XIX Cumbre Iberoamericana

The following post has been written by Ximena Salazar, Coordinator for the Anti-Corruption Conventions Programme in the Americas at Transparency International. Estamos comenzando el 2010 y dentro de los desafíos para este año está que comience a operar el mecanismo de seguimiento de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas contra la Corrupción (UNCAC), recientemente aprobado […]

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Anti-corruption Day: What does it stand for?

9 December is international Anti-Corruption Day. In Bangladesh people are getting together to shout Jago Manush Durnity Protirodhe Jago (Rise up people, rise up against corruption) during the multitude of activities organised nation-wide. In Indonesia thousands are on the street. Around the world, Transparency International is taking Anti-Corruption Day as an opportunity to commemorate and […]

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Be accountable. Be inclusive. Go public

Action by civil society during the plenary session of the conference on the UN Convention against Corruption.  More on the UNCAC Coalition here.

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