News that Spanish Princess Cristina has been requested to appear in court as a witness to her husband’s alleged embezzlement provides the perfect opportunity to remind governments around the world that in order for a judiciary do its job, it must be truly independent and free of political interference. In the case of Cristina, the […]
Quand le ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique s’est rendu à l’université de Cocody à Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire, en mai dernier, il a été reçu par des étudiants en colère. Invité pour un colloque, le ministre Cissé Ibrahim Bacongo est arrivé dans la matinée de lundi sur le campus de l’université de Félix […]
When the Ivorian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ibrahim Cisse Bacongo visited the University of Cocody in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire one Monday last May, he was greeted by a gathering of angry students. He had come to the campus of the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny of Cocody to attend a symposium. The students […]
When the Supreme Court in Brazil convicted and sentenced senior politicians for having their hand in the cookie jar – a case universally known as the Mensalão – diverting public resources for their own benefit, we had a notion that now Brazil had functioning institutions. The courts were for almost the first time seen as […]
Last year, we ran a blog post examining the many forms of public sector corruption. In conjunction with the launch of our 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, we are reposting this piece with updated figures. The Corruption Perceptions Index highlights corruption in the public sector. But what exactly does this mean? Drawing on Transparency International’s Plain […]
The Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 highlights corruption in the public sector. But what exactly does this mean? Transparency International’s press intern, Rosie Slater, explains. Drawing on Transparency International’s Plain Language Guide, this post defines and de-mystifies some of the words and phrases most often associated with this kind of corruption. So if you’re confused by […]
The following post has been written by Samuel Bakowski, working in the Communications Department at Transparency International. Alexei Dymovsky, the former police major who spoke out against corruption in a series of videos that appeared on YouTube, has been arrested on fraud and corruption charges. On 22 January he was taken into custody under allegations […]
As many of our readers might be aware, the French chapter of Transparency International has recently filed an anti-corruption case against the presidents of Gabon, Congo and Equitorial Guinea regarding the millions of dollars in embezzled funds they have allegedly stashed in the form of property and other goods in France. This case broke new […]
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