The Olympic Games, which open today, have become a powerful symbol in the global anti-corruption movement. They lay bare the worldwide human tendency to abuse entrusted authority for private gain. But so too do they highlight the emergent global resolve to address it and the myriad tools now at our disposal.… Continue Reading
Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.… Continue Reading
International mega sporting events, like the World Cup or the Olympics, pose arduous challenges for those seeking to quash corruption. They require a host nation, or city, to take on magnificent construction projects under demanding timelines.… Continue Reading
The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part I: Is Brazil’s Clean Companies Act a Clean Bill of Health?
The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.… Continue Reading
Vanessa Mae — the classical violinist who won cross-over pop stardom — has been banned for four years by the International Ski Federation for competing in races rigged to help her qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was convicted of libel Tuesday and could be sent to prison.
Navalny, 37, has been one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics.… Continue Reading
One may wonder whether the risk of corruption in Russia is worth the potential profits. There are strong indications that things are turning around and foreign companies may be missing out on great business opportunities if they avoid the region altogether.… Continue Reading