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  • NATO Urged to Recognise Natural Resource Governance as Crucial to Afghanistan’s Future Stability and Security

    NATO Urged to Recognise Natural Resource Governance as Crucial to Afghanistan’s Future

    Transparency International joined other NGOs today in calling for natural resource governance to be recognised as crucial to Afghanistan's future stability and security. NATO’s hopes for stability in Afghanistan – and a lasting legacy from its 11 year combat mission there – will be deeply undermined without action to address the growing threat of conflict and corruption from natural resources, a broad coalition of thirty-six Afghan and international civil society organisations has told the organisation as it prepares for its upcoming conference. Read the press release here. Photo Flickr / Carl Montgomery.

  • Security assistance to Africa needs to encompass civil society oversight, address grand corruption

    Security assistance to Africa needs to encompass civil society oversight, address grand corruption

    Earlier this month, African leaders and President Obama met in Washington, DC, for a major summit. Corruption was on the agenda, and so was security—two deeply interconnected issues. Two initiatives emerged: a new Security Governance Initiative with a dedicated $65m USD, and a pledge to provide $110m for peacekeeping efforts on the continent over the next three years. Improving security sector governance won’t be a speedy process, but sustainable peace won’t be built without it.

  • Transparency International Anticorruption Center and Ministry of Defence open dialogue on combating corruption in the defence sector

    Transparency International Anticorruption Center and Ministry of Defence open dialogue on combating corruption in the defence sector

    Representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Defence, Transparency International Anticorruption Center Armenia (TIAC), Transparency International UK, and the UK Ministry of Defence gathered for two days in Yerevan to discuss mechanisms for building accountability and integrity in defence establishments.

  • Chilcot Inquiry must not fall prey to the “national security” excuse

    Chilcot Inquiry must not fall prey to the “national security” excuse

    Transparency International’s alarm bells rung back in May when it was revealed that the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence have blocked the publication of both meeting records and exchanges between Tony Blair and George W. Bush and the release of six essays by senior serving officers about lessons learned from the conflict in Iraq.

  • Speech: Strengthening international security against the threats from corruption

    Speech: Strengthening international security against the threats from corruption

    Mark Pyman, Director, Defence and Security Programme, Transparency International UK
    Lecture delivered on Monday 23 June, at the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Conflict and Corruption: A Reading List

    Conflict and Corruption: A Reading List

    Conflict and corruption go hand in hand. In recent days, the Iraqi army proved no match for ISIS insurgents in Mosul and other Iraqi cities. Ukrainian troops remain unable to subdue violent separatists. Terrorist groups and lawlessness pervade life in Northern Nigeria. In all these instances, defence and security forces that were well staffed, trained, and equipped on paper, have been unable to defend their citizens.

  • VIDEO: Fighting corruption in security institutions in Palestine

    VIDEO: Fighting corruption in security institutions in Palestine

    In this short film, we take a look at how AMAN (the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity, our TI chapter in Palestine) and the Palestinian Ministry of Interior worked with us to develop an anti-corruption forum and take action against corruption in the security sector. ENGLISH | ARABIC

Blog  |  Chilcot Inquiry must not fall prey to the “national security” excuse

Transparency International’s alarm bells rung back in May when it was revealed that the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence have blocked the publication of both meeting records and exchanges between Tony Blair and George W. Bush and the release of six essays by senior serving officers about lessons learned from the conflict in Iraq.


Chapter  |  Unveiling the ‘Shadow World’: Civil Society Engagement and Public Control of the Defense Sector

The defence sector can seem like a 'shadow world', obscured from public view through state secrecy and technical complexity. Public control over defence is not only a democratic necessity, however, but is also in the interest of defence organisations to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and trust. In this chapter from Transparency International Mexico's newly published report "A New Generation of Public Control", Tehmina Abbas and Leah Wawro argue that civil society has a key role to play in demanding integrity and ensuring that defence and security establishments are accountable to their citizens, and that they can do this not only through external monitoring and activism, but also by engaging with defence and security forces to catalyse reform.


Chapter  |  Defence procurement – understanding, identifying and addressing corruption risks

Corruption within defence procurement can have a detrimental impact on security, operational effectiveness, and public trust. Despite defence procurement being a key area of focus in anti-corruption measures in many countries, there remains a serious lack of transparency. In this article for Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement 2014, Tehmina Abbas summarises Transparency International’s (TI’s) views on the areas in defence and security procurement that most vulnerable to corruption within defence companies and governments.


Report  |  Study on the integrity of the Burundi National Defence Force (FR)

Le rapport, intitulé « Etude sur les aspects de l’intégrité de la Force de Défense Nationale (FDN) » , fournit une évaluation des risques de corruption au sein de la FDN et propose des actions à mener pour faire face aux défis identifiés.


Report  |  Study on the integrity of the Burundi National Police Force (FR)

Le rapport, intitulé « Etude sur les aspects de l’intégrité de la Police Nationale du Burundi (PNB) » , fournit une évaluation des risques de corruption au sein de la PNB et propose des actions à mener pour faire face aux défis identifiés.


Report  |  Corruption as a threat to stability and peace

Launched today at the Munich Security Conference! This new study stresses how corruption hinders stability in post-conflict states and undermines peace worldwide. It also shows a robust connection between corruption risk and violent conflict and looks at evidence of this link in detail through case studies of Afghanistan, Kosovo and West Africa.


Report  |  Corruption & Peacekeeping

Launched 9 Oct! This new report examines the way that corruption issues undermine the implementation of peacekeeping mandates. This study identifies 28 types of corruption that threaten peacekeeping. It also spells out ways in which the UN can give an important lead in combatting corruption risk in peacekeeping operations.


 

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