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Conflict gold sold on international markets despite sector clean up says new UN report

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:14pm
20th January 2015 Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday by the United Nations. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday by the United Nations.

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Information Commissioner throws out Beny Steinmetz complaint against Global Witness

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:53pm
21st December 2014 Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for public-interest journalism. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for public-interest journalism.

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Myanmar’s draft national land policy

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:50am
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As part of its transition to democratic reform, in October 2014 the Government of Myanmar released a draft national land policy and plans for a subsequent Land Law, for public consultation. The importance of this cannot be understated and Global Witness welcomes both the potential for a strong codified framework for land, and the opportunity for public participation.

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First ever UK anti-corruption plan a big step forward, but blind-spots remain

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:46am
18th December 2014 The launch of the first ever cross-Whitehall strategy for tackling corruption is a major milestone in the UK’s efforts to combat corruption at home and abroad, said a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations today. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

The launch of the first ever cross-Whitehall strategy for tackling corruption is a major milestone in the UK’s efforts to combat corruption at home and abroad, said a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations today.

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EU cracks down on anonymous company ownership, but falls short of full transparency

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:15am
17th December 2014 Late yesterday evening, the EU agreed to new rules to tackle corporate secrecy, in a move broadly welcomed by Global Witness. EU countries will create national registers of the people who really own and control companies, which will make it much easier for law enforcement to track organised crime and money laundering. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Late yesterday evening, the EU agreed to new rules to tackle corporate secrecy, in a move broadly welcomed by Global Witness. EU countries will create national registers of the people who really own and control companies, which will make it much easier for law enforcement to track organised crime and money laundering.

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Global Witness's Amicus Brief on Conflict Minerals and Industry's First Amendment Claims

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:09am
9th December 2014 On December 8, Global Witness filed an amicus brief, joined by Free Speech for People, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, explaining why corporations do not have a constitutional right to conceal whether their products contain minerals that may have benefitted armed groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). To learn more, read our blog here. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

On December 8, Global Witness filed an amicus brief, joined by Free Speech for People, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, explaining why corporations do not have a constitutional right to conceal whether their products contain minerals that may have benefitted armed groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). To learn more, read our blog here. 



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