In a June 23 letter, 130 members of Congress urged President Obama to finalize an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political contributions.
“With public funds come public responsibilities,” the letter said, and at $350 billion yearly in federal spending alone, the U.S.… Continue Reading
I had the good fortune of presenting these ideas at the Brookings Institution’s World Forum on Governance in Prague.… Continue Reading
In this series I’m making the case that we should now think of freedom from corruption as a universal human right. John Locke, whose political philosophy is the foundation of modern rights thinking, certainly thought of corruption this way.… Continue Reading
Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation. … Continue Reading
The Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.… Continue Reading
The NSS is important. It sets the agenda for the executive branch of the government — the DOJ and SEC, the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department, and so on — and it signals foreign policy priorities to Congress.… Continue Reading
The Olympics can evoke the grandest of ideals: fair competition guided by universal rules, infused with genuine sportsmanship, challenging each of us to be our best while fostering international cooperation.
Of course, the same may be said of the global anti-corruption movement: we want a level playing field, with fair and transparent rules, promoting integrity, innovation, and prosperity, while building transnational relations of mutual dependence and trust.… Continue Reading
On Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights gave an important decision safeguarding the rights of journalists when investigating and reporting on the conduct of allegedly corrupt politicians and public officials.… Continue Reading
I can still see the girl, staring at me through the car window. Her filthy, tattered clothes. Her lifeless face. The dead eyes. There I was in India, on a fancy research grant, studying the impact of anti-bribery enforcement on developing countries.… Continue Reading
Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the senior policy director for Transparency International – USA, talked about corruption and human rights during a September 3 event sponsored by the U.S.… Continue Reading
ISIS militants in Syria executed and crucified one of their own men for corruption, according to a report Friday by Al Arabiya News.
Pictures on websites showed the body and bloodied head of a bearded man with a placard reading: “Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali.… Continue Reading