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UN tackles organised crime, but will the public know the results?

Transnational organised crime has a turnover estimated at US$ 870 billion annually. That doesn’t count the misery and suffering it causes. Organised crime is intertwined with corruption and like corruption has to be dealt with on a global level, through international cooperation. This week governments are meeting at a UN conference in Vienna to discuss […]

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Dream job or living nightmare?

Harsh socio-economic conditions in Zimbabwe are pushing many to migrate in search of work so that they can better provide for their families. But the dreams of those migrating can easily turn into living nightmares because of corruption. Leeroy’s (names have been changed) story is one such example. Eager to find work, Leeroy told us […]

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The tangled corrupt web of human trafficking

Transparency International’s latest  working paper tackles human trafficking.  Maryse Tremblay, Consultant and Researcher (ENAP, Canada),  introduces the issue. In June the New Yorker published a story about Fijian women who had been trafficked to U.S. military camps in Iraq. Those women, among thousands of others, were promised a very lucrative job in Dubai by a […]

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