On February 14, citizens of Kosovo cast their vote for parliamentary elections. That day, Kosovo witnessed deep democratization where a grass-root movement named Vetevendosje (“self-determination” in English) won the elections with the highest percentage any one party has ever reached since the war in 1999.… Continue Reading
For the past two months, the Covid-19 pandemic has understandably been the centerpiece of anti-corruption writings, on the FCPA Blog and in other publications. The emergence of corruption risks during emergencies negatively affects all countries, yet the impact on developing countries is undeniably greater.… Continue Reading
I’m from Kosovo. It’s one of Europe’s smallest countries — about half the size of Vermont — and its newest, having emerged from war as an independent state in 2008.
Since then, and after a decade of focusing on anti-corruption enforcement, Kosovo and its 1.8 million people are still struggling with graft.… Continue Reading
The United Nations Appeals Tribunal has reversed a ruling in favor of a whistleblower who accused senior officials of retaliating after he alleged corruption was taking place in the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.… Continue Reading
Developing countries are losing between $20 billion to $40 billion every year, making graft the greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world, according to a report released this month by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).… Continue Reading
Foreign Policy’s Colum Lynch reported Tuesday on a U.N. disputes tribunal that awarded $65,000 in compensation to an American whistleblower who was wrongly fired and banned from U.N. property, just a fraction of his $3.8 million request.… Continue Reading