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August 21, 2019

Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren

21 August 2019

We welcome the judgment delivered today in the High Court that sets aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal. This is a profound victory for South African civil society an...

June 11, 2018

Corruption Watch UK, along with TI-DSP, TI-UK, TI Sri Lanka, Sherpa, Coalition for Integrity, Iwatch (Tunisia) and Indonesia Corruption Watch have written to the Serious Fraud Office to insist that any settlement with Airbus, under investigation around the world relate...

April 11, 2018

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Ahead of Airbus' Annual General Meeting today, Corruption Watch UK publishes a summary of all the allegations of corruption facing Airbus around the world. We also publish a media statement calling on enforcement authorities to on...

April 10, 2018

The change of Directorship at the SFO is a critical moment for the future of the agency, which has started to show real teeth as a robust prosecutor and to gain a serious international reputation. What the SFO desperately needs now, after a year of political uncertaint...

March 21, 2018

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This post originally appeared on the FCPA Blog.

Despite the UK’s rhetoric about wanting a “world leading reputation for integrity” as a financial center, it has never prosecuted a single company or bank for money laundering.

Given...

March 16, 2018

The arms trade is one of the most, if not the most, corrupt sectors of the global economy. Over the last decade, a number of the UK’s biggest defence equipment manufacturers have been embroiled in major corruption scandals: Rolls Royce, for example, settled corruption...

December 6, 2017

Press statement from a coalition of Civil Society Organisations at the first Global Asset Recovery Forum (GFAR) in Washington DC, 4-6th December 2017

The closing statement, ready by David Ugolor, from the African Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Nigeria o...

November 20, 2017

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The remit of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), with its blue-chip targets and multi-million pound investigations, has always been to tackle the big fish – the high-end fraud and corruption cases. The under-resourced SFO is...

November 2, 2017

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In securing guilty pleas from global shipping and logistics company Bertling and its top-level employees, the SFO has shown itself to be an able and active prosecutor, but the case leaves question marks over the UK’s...

October 24, 2017

This article first appeared on FCPA Blog

The UK Serious Fraud Office has been investigating corruption allegations against Airbus subsidiary GPT on a Saudi contract overseen by the UK Military of Defense. The case has alarming similarities with the BAE-Al Yamamah case f...

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