Tag: anti-corruption

Photo credit: Eduardo Davad Corruption in Duterte’s anti-graft campaigns is making elections in the Philippines important again – even the mid-terms. Filipinos are heading to the polls today, May 13th, for the mid-term elections. Many observers believe the vote will serve as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte and the first three years of his… Read More

Mongolia was, until recently, an unlikely bright spot among post-communist countries transitioning to democracy. Its star dimmed dramatically last month as President Khaltmaa Battulga, a populist and a former professional wrestler, pushed through legislation, under the guise of combating corruption, that granted himself sweeping powers to dismiss any judges or anti-corruption officials. Battulga had been… Read More

Photo Credit: G20 Argentina  By John Zemko, Regional Director of CIPE’s Latin America and Caribbean Department World leaders gathered recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina for G20 meetings intended to center around a theme of “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development.” The host country President Mauricio Macri has put fighting corruption at the core of… Read More

Photo Credit: Radio Nacional By Facundo Galeano, a Legal Fellow with CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center On July 1, 2017, Peruvian law n. 30.424 came into effect. It regulates the administrative responsibility of legal entities for the offence of transnational active bribery. In article 17.1, the law establishes that legal entities can be exempt from… Read More

Photo Credit: Eric Walter, Wikimedia Commons By Frank Brown, the Director of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center Heads of state, especially from small countries, often wait all year for a chance to take the world stage at the annual September United Nations General Assembly. Presidents, prime ministers, and supreme leaders speak on issues ranging from… Read More

Photo Credit: Reuters/Noor Khamis The week of Sept. 3, incredibly, 49 out of 55 heads of African states attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. At this year’s FOCAC, China committed to provide $60 billion in loans, foreign aid, special funds, and private investment to help African states develop over the next three… Read More

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