The High Court has formally quashed the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decision to drop its corruption investigation into BAE Systems arms deals with Saudi Arabia. The decision is a huge success for the campaign groups that brought the case.
Rich nations are the real beneficiaries of the "boom industry" of global corruption that is making the world's poor even poorer, says a hard-hitting new report from the United Church in Australia. It calls for an end to tax havens.
A short 'relief hearing' will take place at 10.00am on 23 April at the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, following the High Court judgment which held that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had acted unlawfully by cutting short a corruption investigation into arms deals between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has called on the Prime Minister to end his silence on a High Court ruling on BAE Systems and official arms corruption investigations that took place nearly a week ago.
The success of arms trade campaigners in bringing the judicial review in which the High Court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office and UK government acted illegally in dropping a corruption investigation against BAE Systems, under pressure from the Saudis, is a major achievement
The British government is to face the Information Tribunal next week concerning its refusal to disclose documents relating to arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The first case is being brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
The High Court will today hear the judicial review of the Serious Fraud Office's decision to end its investigation into alleged corruption by BAE Systems in recent Saudi arms deals. Campaigners want to bring the arms giant to account.
Westminster easily gets mired in posturing and trading for influence, says Simon Barrow. But there are glimmers of redemption and genuine conviction in the political vocation too - even if we need to go well beyond politics to realise them.
Football, money and morals make odd bedfellows, concludes Giles Fraser after his experience of preaching to an uncertain congregation at a service marking the 150th anniversary of the world’s oldest club - Sheffield FC.
Catholic bishops in the Philippines have renewed their attacks on corruption following reports that staff of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who now faces a new impeachment bid, have bribed congress representatives, governors and mayors.