• February 8, 2013

    The total cost of corruption in Afghanistan has increased over the past three years to $3.9 billion, according to a United Nations survey released on 7 February.

  • May 2, 2012

    The chairman of arms giant BAE Systems has refused to rule out selling arms to the Saudi government even if the country uses them to put down peaceful protests.

  • 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 1, 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 7, 2011

    Major aid agencies are challenging the coalition government over its failure to implement the landmark Bribery Act for the second time.

  • April 10, 2010

    Campaigners say that new legislation passed by Parliament in the final days of business before the General Election campaign, sends an 'unequivocal message'.

  • February 9, 2010

    Faced with allegations of corruption in five continents, the arms company BAE Systems have agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay out £30 million and admit to criminal charges involving “accounting irregularities”.

  • February 2, 2010

    In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.

  • November 7, 2009

    I’m sure that I’m not the only person feeling somewhat taken aback by the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about corruption in Afghanistan.

  • November 6, 2009

    Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.