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The Veil of Secrecy: Is the Fight Against Corruption Being Undermined by the Lack of Open Justice?

Over the course of the past year, Corruption Watch has been advocating for open justice reform, and carrying out a programme of court monitoring, which includes attending all major foreign bribery hearings in England.


This work - along with interviews with journalists, public officials and lawyers - has allowed us to identify a number of areas where open justice is lacking, including court lists that have resulted in vastly reduced media coverage of corruption trials, and secretive procedures, like Unexplained Wealth Orders, which are taking place without any civil society or press scrutiny. This report makes a series of recommendations to increase open justice in the court system as well as prevent anti-corruption enforcement in the UK being weakened by a lack of transparency.    

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Executive Summary

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