A few principles...
Fighting corruption begins at home.
Transparency is key.
Anti-corruption Conventions are useless without prosecutions.
Naming and shaming wrongdoers is a powerful deterrent.
Confidentiality and libel threats are often used to hide abuse.
Whistleblowers must have legal protection from retaliation.
Banks must return ‘dirty money’ to the countries from which it has been stolen.
Aid must be transparent so that it can be monitored by those for whom it is intended.
Corporations must be made more accountable.
Governments that turn a blind eye to corruption are complicit in corruption.
Finding out more....
First port of call, with excellent international resources and publications including annual reports, surveys on global corruption, newsletters.
The Corner House
Thorough and cutting-edge research papers and reports on corruption and a range of ethical, environmental and global justice issues.
First class international magazine dealing with issues relating to corporate power.
There are thousands of groups fighting corruption around the world – especially in the global South. But we focus here on international organizations and those in countries with large numbers of New Internationalist subscribers:
Leading international coalition of organizations fighting corruption. Has over 100 national chapters.
tel: (International secretariat) +49 30 34 38 20 0
Smaller organization created by TI co-founder Jeremy Pope in 2003.
tel: + 44 (0) 20 7022 1905
Open Society Institute
A global unions anti-corruption network which mobilizes workers to share information and coordinate action to combat international bribery; collects evidence and publishes research.
Highlights the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where resources are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.
tel: (head office) +44 (0)20 7272 6731
Tax Justice Network
A non-aligned coalition of researchers and activists with a shared concern about the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.
Reporters Without Borders
Upholds press freedom and defends journalists persecuted for doing their job.
Transparency International New Zealand
tel: +64 4 496 9625
Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA)
Action Research Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA)
tel: + 64 3 366 2803
Transparency International Australia
tel/fax: +61 29389 5930
Website dedicated to all the honest police and brave members of the public who are prepared to speak about police corruption and mismanagement.
A forum for news, research and analysis on the related fields of corruption, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and workplace ethics.
Transparency International UK
tel: +44 20 7785 6356
The Corner House
Research and campaigning group that had the chutzpah to take the British Government to court – and win.
tel: +44 (0)1258 473795
Public Concern at Work
Whistleblower support group that supports local and open whistleblowing.
tel: +44 (0)20 7404 6609
Campaign Against the Arms Trade
tel: +44 (0)20 72810297.
World Development Movement
tel: +44 020 7820 4900
Research group which undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of large corporations.
tel: +44 (0)1865 791 391
Transparency International Canada
tel: +1 416 488 3939
FAIR (Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform)
Promotes integrity and accountability within government by empowering employees to speak out without fear of reprisal when they encounter wrongdoing.
tel: +1 613-569-4814
Canada’s leading citizen group advocating democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility.
tel: +1 613-241-5179
Exposes the affect of Canada’s aid and trade abroad.
tel: +1 416 964 9223
Transparency International Ireland
tel: +353 1 896 3705
Transparency International USA
tel: +1 202- 89 1616
Government Accountability Project
Whistleblower support network
tel: (national office) +1 202 408 0034
tel: (West Coast office) +1 206 292 2850
Investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud and corruption around the world.
tel: +1 510-271-8080
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