corruption

  • October 18, 2017

    Journalists across Europe have condemned the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist and blogger whose allegations about government corruption led to early elections in 2016.

  • October 2, 2017

    Prominent NGOs including Christian Aid and Oxfam UK have walked out of a landmark scheme to ensure transparency in the extractive sector, saying a UK government decision has gone against its founding principles. 

  • August 23, 2017

    Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, and Transparency International Kenya have condemned the intimidation and raids of civil society organisations in Kenya, including those fighting against corruption, and have called on the government to protect – not harass – organisations working to strengthen good governance in the country.

  • 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 8, 2017

    Christian Aid has urged Theresa May to use the "full weight" of her government’s influence to persuade the UK’s Overseas Territories to end the secrecy around the ownership of companies hosted on their shores.

  • February 1, 2017

    Commenting on the Department for International Development’s new strategy for economic development, Christian Aid has welcomed its focus on beyond-aid issues such as tax and transparency and its attention to the whole economy, and called on the rest of the government to work together to support genuinely sustainable development.

  • January 26, 2017

    As new corruption data was released yesterday (25 January 2016), Christian Aid is asking why the UK has still not taken important actions that would make it harder for corruption to happen.

  • 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 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.