Category - transparency

  • August 24, 2017

    Civil liberties and race relations groups have demanded the Metropolitan Police Service abandon plans to deploy cameras equipped with facial recognition technology at this month’s Notting Hill Carnival.

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • July 28, 2017

    Transparency International, the anti-corruption movement, is calling on the Ukrainian parliament to push for the publication of the court process that led to the confiscation of US$1.5 billion in stolen assets, in order to ensure it cannot be challenged and the ruling overturned.

  • February 27, 2017

    The Gambian government have said that former President Yahya Jammeh stole at least $50 million, and left the government with a debt of $1 billion. The most recent figure from the IMF is that the Gambia’s total government debt is $881 million.

  • February 17, 2017

    The Equality Trust has today responded to the Government’s Corporate Governance reform Green Paper

  • February 8, 2017

    A senior Parliamentary Committee has heavily criticised the Government for failing to allow public scrutiny of a new £1 billion fund used for UK security assistance overseas.

  • January 16, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have become the first major religious body to be awarded the Pay Compare Mark.The mark is awarded to employers who disclose the gap between their highest and lower paid workers on the Pay Compare website.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Government has taken some welcome small steps against corruption but it has much more to do to get the UK’s own house in order, Christian Aid said yesterday as MPs debated the Criminal Finances Bill for the first time.

  • October 20, 2016

    MPs yesterday  painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • October 17, 2016

    The Government’s Criminal Finances Bill will play a useful role in the fight against corruption, but its potential has been overshadowed by the failure to take decisive action on secrecy in UK-owned jurisdictions, says Christian Aid.