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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Job: Resident Legal Advisor – Ukraine (DOJ)

Job Title: Resident Legal Advisor – Ukraine

Employer: U.S. Department of Justice

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Description

The Resident Legal Advisor will represent the U.S. Department of Justice through the Criminal Division’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training’s office in Kyiv, Ukraine, implementing foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs with an anti-corruption focus.… Continue Reading

Ukraine signs international agreement to fight corruption

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of UkraineThe government of Ukraine signed an anti-corruption initiative Monday with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish a Business Ombudsman Institution.

The Memorandum of Understanding for the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative was co-signed by the EBRD, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association, and Ukrainian organizations.… Continue Reading

Freedom takes a hit

Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.

“For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World recorded more declines in democracy worldwide than gains,” Freedom House said.… Continue Reading

Ukraine needs partners to recover assets stolen by Yanukovych regime

A conference organized by the Ukraine Anti-corruption Action Centre (AntAC) jointly with Ukrainska Pravda & GOPAC-Ukraine on April 24, 2014 in Kyiv identified many challenges relating to the recovery of assets stolen by former President Yanukovych and his associates, and started a national dialogue to address these challenges.… Continue Reading

Ukraine group says graft ruined health care

Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center (Courtesy photo via Radio Free Europe)A big reason Ukrainians risked their lives at the barricades in Kiev to throw out then-President Viktor Yanukovych was because they were sick of grand corruption victimizing ordinary citizens.… Continue Reading

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. 

In the Action plan, the G20 countries have committed among other things, to work on transparency of anonymous corporations, facilitating asset recovery, and combating corruption in specific sectors such as extractives.… Continue Reading

Ukraine kleptocrat loses Neverland palace

Ukraine’s opposition this weekend overran the estate of former president Viktor Yanukovich. The 340-acre private compound, an hour’s drive from Kiev, had never been open to the public.

Behind the walls people found a five-story Russian-style main house with a garage filled with classic sports cars and motorcycles.… Continue Reading

Ukraine journalist beaten after exposing graft

Tetyana Chornovil earlier this week before she was beaten.An opposition journalist who has exposed corruption and extravagance by Ukraine’s political elite was run off the road and badly beaten by two men in a midnight attack late Tuesday.… Continue Reading