Transparency International- The public supports strong action against corrupt capital


Transparency International- The public supports strong action against corrupt capital
2016-05-09 - report (United Kingdom)

The Anti-Corruption Summit- Defining success, ambition and impact at the London Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12, 2016.

 

The 12 May Anti-Corruption Summit in London coincides with one of the biggest corruption scandals this century: the Panama Papers. This revelation of how the corrupt launder their illicit wealth using secret companies should strengthen world leaders’ resolve to take concrete action to stop global corruption.

 

Transparency International released today its latest corruption briefing at the London Anti-Corruption Summit. Some of the findings and data in this report come from an international survey conducted in over 60 countries by WIN/Gallup International. We are proud to have partnered with Transparency International and of our contribution to their work against corruption worldwide. 

 

Fighting corruption is the first step to reducing inequality, safeguarding human rights, ending poverty and stopping those who act with impunity. It’s not an easy task, but it is not something world leaders can afford to ignore.

We hope that world leaders will listen closely to the recommendations of civil society when deciding a way forward. Civil society represents the voice of the people, people who suffer the pain and indignity of corruption on a daily basis.’- Jose Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

 

Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.

 

This briefing provides policy recommendations to the world leaders participating in the London Anti-Corruption Summit held on 12 May 2016 by the Government of the United Kingdom. The recommendations are aimed at tackling the systemic global problems that enable corrupt individuals to exploit company and legal entity ownership secrecy and so evade critical examination of the corrupt sources of their wealth, make extravagant luxury purchases without proper scrutiny and evade prosecution through the lack of mutual legal assistance across multiple legal jurisdictions.

 

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