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Last week saw the opening of a new and novel feature in our democracy – the UK’s first recall petition. Whilst widespread in the US – 19 states have this process for their elected officials – recall is a new thing over here, so I thought I’d break down what it is, why it’s happening

  Jeremy Horder, Professor of Criminal Law at the LSE, has an exceptionally distinguished track record in areas that are relevant to TI’s mission. As Law Commissioner, he was responsible for the Law Commission Report on bribery reform (Law Com No 313, 2009) and draft Bill that became the Bribery Act 2010. He then sat

The world was a very different place two years ago. But amid political change – both the predictable and the unpredictable – anti-corruption efforts should, in theory, continue unaffected. As an apolitical issue, we at Transparency International work hard to make sure that corruption stays at the top of global agendas despite fast-moving change on

This week Transparency International UK has been present at court hearings where claimants are seeking to challenge the first two unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) used by the National Crime Agency at the end of February this year. UWOs – an investigative tool to help law enforcement act on corrupt assets – were brought into use

  Charlie Skelton is a writer for the Guardian. The TI-UK blog features thought and opinion from guest writers as well as TI staff. Any opinions expressed by external contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of Transparency International UK.   Last month, the influential and publicity-shy Bilderberg group held its annual conference in the

By Laurène Bounaud, Transparency International France Transparency International Norway’s Secretary General Guro Slettemark organized the 5th Oslo International anticorruption conference this past weekend. As I was asked to contribute and to present Transparency International France’s work on strategic litigation, I had the privilege of listening to amazing thinkers and doers, and I have taken back home 3

Gary Lineker managed to generate a twitter storm last week by commenting that the UK is corrupt as well as Russia, and therefore that should not be a basis for deciding who hosts the World Cup.  Is that true – and how relevant is it to football?  Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International UK,

On Monday the UK Government declared their intention to crack down on the abuse of Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) – a type of British company that shot to prominence as it became the go-to money laundering vehicle for criminals in former Soviet States. These reforms are both welcome and badly needed however care will be

The recent headline that the richest 1% are on target to own two thirds of all wealth by 2030 has caused quite a stir. It’s clear that the public are concerned about the consequences, and many believe it will lead to increased corruption. The news that the wealth of the richest is growing faster than the wealth of those with

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is about to appoint a new Director, which gives cause for reflection on the tenure of the current occupant.  Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International UK, assesses the state of play. The institution David Green inherited in 2012 was in poor shape.  His predecessor had tried hard to

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