Category: KLEPTOCRACY

Amal Clooney urges Magnitsky law to protect global human rights

     

Have our moral nerve endings been deadened as a result of widespread immunity for human rights abusers? Human rights barrister Amal Clooney has told Australian MPs they have a role to… Read more »

How COVID affects transnational kleptocracy: Reasons for hope?

     

The crisis atmosphere of the coronavirus response raises the risks of corruption as aid flows to graft-prone healthcare systems. But it’s not too late to put safeguards in place, writes Abigail… Read more »

COVID-19 might expose kleptocrats’ misrule

     

While international attention on anything other than COVID-19 is in short supply right now, it remains crucial to speak out against the Putins, Kaczyńskis,and Orbáns of the world, argues Jan-Werner… Read more »

‘Networks of impunity’ for kleptocrats’ malign activities

     

Kleptocrats regularly exploit Europe’s financial system, according to a new report. In the decade since the global financial crisis, dozens of money laundering schemes linked to corrupt, abusive regimes have come… Read more »

‘Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics’: Venezuela shows where illiberalism ends

     

  Venezuela’s regime is consolidating control, and prospects for a peaceful transition appear increasingly bleak, notes Eric Farnsworth, VP of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The support of Cuba, Russia,… Read more »

From Colonization to Kleptocracy: ‘Luanda Leaks’ detail Angola corruption

     

A trove of more than 700,000 documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and shared with The New York Times, shows how a global network of consultants, lawyers, bankers and… Read more »

Kremlin kleptocracy’s lawfare undermining rule of law

     

  The scale of Russian interference in the English judiciary is such that it now constitutes a “critical national security threat” according to a prominent British lawyer. The observation by… Read more »

‘Demand for Deceit’: What drives disinformation

     

Russian operatives and other foreign actors are deliberately targeting U.S. troops and veterans with online disinformation amplified on a massive scale, according to a leading veterans group,  The Washington Post… Read more »

‘Nation-building on superstructure of kleptocracy’: Newly released documents detail Afghanistan failure

     

Lawmakers, veterans and experts have expressed shock and resignation after a Washington Post report Monday unveiled 18 years of distortion by U.S. officials over the prosecution of the war in Afghanistan…. Read more »

International Anti-Corruption Day: How graft erodes democracy and the rule of law

     

We should not be surprised at the increased distance between citizens and democratic institutions given the prevalence of corruption, observers suggest. “In too many countries we are witnessing corruption or… Read more »