• Investigating Foreign Political Links in Timber-Producing Countries

    March 24, 2016

    At the time of writing, it is the International Day of Forests. It is on this day, 21st March 2016, that Project LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance for Forests) of INTERPOL spoke out (again) about the link between corruption and the global trade in timber. An estimated $30 billion of government revenue is lost every year as a result of corruption in timber trade. This article will shed light on the indiscriminate destruction of our forests, under the guise of economic development for the financial benefit of elites at the highest level of the political system and how international, regional and national laws on anti-­corruption are implicated.

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  • Match Fixing

    Match Fixing: Cheating to Lose

    February 11, 2013

    Just shortly after Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey he used doping during his career as a professional cyclist, another negative event in the sports world is getting a lot of publicity today: match fixing. Maybe this is even a greater threat to the integrity of sport than doping? Last week, Europol announced that as a result of a major investigation an extensive criminal network involved in widespread football match fixing has been uncovered.

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  • ICC Guidelines on Whistleblowing

    July 21, 2008

    Earlier this month the Anti-Corruption Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the ICC Guidelines on Whistleblowing [PDF document]. Purpose of these guidelines is to help enterprises in establishing and implementing internal whistleblowing programs. According to the Anti-Corruption Commission these programs have shown to be a very effective instrument in the fight against […]

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