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Press Releases (245)

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First UWO respondent revealed as wife of Azerbaijani banker UWOs must also target ruling elites who enjoy impunity 10th October 2018, London – The identity of the first Unexplained Wealth Order respondent has today been revealed as Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of Jahangir Hajiyev, who was formerly Chair of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA)
High Court dismisses challenge from first Unexplained Wealth Order respondents Ruling should embolden National Crime Agency to make full use of new powers 3rd October 2018, London – A legal challenge lodged by the respondents to the UK’s first ever Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) was today dismissed by the High Court in London. This means
17th September 2018, London – Transparency International is deeply concerned by an admission by NHS England (NHSE) that almost all NHS Trusts have failed to publish the interests of decision-making staff at least once per year. A recent survey by NHSE found only 5 per cent of acute trusts and 20 per cent of community
UK’s global partners failing to punish corporate bribery UK must build anti-corruption provisions into all post-Brexit trade deals 12th September 2018, London – Six states out of the UK’s current top ten trading partners are not adequately punishing companies that pay bribes overseas, according to Transparency International’s latest “Exporting Corruption” report. Whilst countries that could
21st August 2018, London – Commenting on a speech today by the UK Foreign Secretary, in which he calls for comprehensive sanctions against Russia, Robert Barrington, Executive Director at Transparency International UK, said: “Mr Hunt rightly points to the rule of law and adherence to international standards as fundamental to global peace and prosperity. That also
Stop parliamentarians from taking all-expenses trips paid for by foreign governments New report finds UK politics wide open to abuse by outside interests 29th July 2018, London – British MPs and Lords should be prohibited from accepting overseas trips that have been paid for by foreign governments – and their lobbyists – in order to
24th July 2018, London – Transparency International UK calls for an immediate and thorough government investigation into concerning claims made by a Channel 4 News investigation that a high profile British businessman and a major player in the UK political process paid bribes to secure a mining licence in Lesotho. At the same time efforts
Draft bill on revealing owners of overseas companies buying UK property a welcome step Government must now move quickly to end UK property market’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money 23rd July 2018, London – A draft bill, published today by the Government, that will require all overseas companies buying UK property to
18th July 2018, London – Commenting on the news that Ian Paisley MP has been suspended from Parliament, after being found to have breached Parliamentary rules relating to holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan Government, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “We welcome the Standards Committee’s decision to impose a sanction
Post-Brexit, strong anti-bribery legislation more important than ever Transparency International to give evidence to Lords Bribery Act Committee 17th July 2018, London – In a post-Brexit environment the UK’s Anti-Bribery Act must under no circumstance be watered down and is more important than ever, Transparency International will warn Parliamentarians today. In May a House of
Former Pakistan PM sentenced over charges relating to UK property UK must now act on properties 6th July 2018, London – Following the sentencing today in Pakistan of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on corruption charges related to four London properties, the UK should act fast to ensure it’s not seen to be providing a
 3rd July 2018, London – Commenting on the publication of a review by the Committee on Standards in Public life on MPs’ financial interests, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “We welcome the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s thoughtful proposals on MPs’ financial interests. The current process for publishing this information

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