Category - corruption

  • July 19, 2011

    As the MPs' questioning of the Murdochs came to an end this afternoon (19 July 2011), there was a clear reminder that some politicians' have not overcome their fear of Rupert Murdoch. Louise Mensch (formerly Louise Bagshawe) threw the Murdochs a lifeline by suggesting that hacking was common at British tabloid newspapers. She admittedly threw in some soundbites about Rupert Murdoch resigning, before telling him she admired his "immense courage" for carrying on with the hearing after being hit by some sort of custard pie.

  • May 26, 2011

    There are whispers in Whitehall that a decision on the future of the Serious Fraud Office is imminent. The Home Office is considering rolling the Serious Fraud Office’s lawyers into the Crown Prosecution Service, while its investigators would be hived off into a new FBI-esque crime agency. And all this against the advice of most experts in the field.

  • April 12, 2011

    Guidance published at the end of last month by the Ministry of Justice effectively emasculates the 2010 UK Bribery Act, Christian Aid has said.

  • April 10, 2011

    Churches in India have backed a social activist who launched a hunger fast on 5 April 2011 to call attention to the scandal of corruption in government.

  • April 2, 2011

    In 2002 I was detained by police at Kochi airport in Kerala. It seemed I had failed to get a vital stamp on my passport. Having missed my flight back to the UK to attend my auntie’s wedding, I was told I had to, the next day, report to the police station, which I duly did.

  • February 13, 2011

    A year after the disappearance of Sri Lanka human rights defender Pattani Razeek, Amnesty have renewed their call for those responsible to be brought to justice.

  • January 10, 2011

    BAE Systems look set to once again become the focus of legal proceedings with the news that part of its plea bargain with the Serious Fraud Office is facing a fresh challenge.

  • December 23, 2010

    The title of the book 'Are Corruption-Free Churches Possible?' Swiss ethicist Christoph Stückelberger begs the question, are churches corrupt?

  • December 21, 2010

    In a groundbreaking development, a judge in London has insisted that arms giant BAE Systems appears to have benefited from corrupt payments in Tanzania.

  • December 21, 2010

    In a shock development, a deal between BAE Systems and the Serious Fraud Office has been challenged by the very judge who was expected to rubber-stamp it.