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Press release | Transparency International Germany: Corruption is a blind spot in international security policies

A study from Transparency International Germany identifies corruption as a key threat to stability and peace.

Media advisory | Presentation of the Study "Corruption as a Threat to Stability and Peace"

The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International Germany is launching a study that stresses how corruption hinders stability in post-conflict states and undermines peace worldwide.

21/07/14 | Yerevan

Representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Defence, Armenia's 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.

There were three main aims to the event: first, to initiate a discussion on how the Ministry of Defence and civil society can work together to address corruption risks; second, to share information about the work that the Ministry of Defence and TIAC have done in this area; and third, to decide on areas of potential joint work for the future. The event also served as a professional development opportunity for TIAC on defence and military accountability.

The Ministry of Defence presented the Armenian defence sector reforms and Armenia’s commitments under NATO's Building Integrity Initiative.

TIAC introduced its findings of their corruption risk assessment study, which placed Armenia among countries where corruption risks are high.

The UK Ministry of Defence and TI-UK introduced international experiences of defence sector accountability and cooperation between the ministries of defence and civil society.

The Ministry of Defence of Armenia and TIAC discussed actions that are needed to improve the transparency and accountability of the defence sector. They also identified four areas that are important to both the Ministry of Defence of Armenia and TIAC, where the Ministry could rely on expert support of TI-UK and TIAC. Those areas include:

  1. Reviewing and strengthening whistleblower protection and complaints mechanisms;
  2. Suggesting improved practices for parliament’s access to defence budgets and oversight of the sector;
  3. Providing input on the draft law on Public Sector Information Protection;
  4. Improving procurement regulations and good practice.

Read more on the Armenian Transparency International Anticorruption Center site.


Mark Pyman, Director, Defence and Security Programme, Transparency International UK
Lecture delivered on Monday 23 June, at the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright

Read more: Speech: Strengthening international security against the threats from corruption

12/06/2014 | Leah Wawro, Advocacy & Communications Lead

يقدم هذا الفيلم لمحة حول التعاون بين مؤسسة أمان - الفرع الوطني الفلسطيني لمنظمة الشفافية الدولية والمؤسسة الأمنية ووزارة الداخلية وحول مبادرة أمان في إنشاء منتدى مؤسسات المجتمع المدني للرقابة على قطاع الامن الفلسطيني.

Read more: فيديو: مكافحة الفساد في مؤسسات الأمن في فلسطين

23/06/2014 (Updated: 09/07/2014) | Ivo Jongejan, Advocacy & Communications Assistant

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.

Read more: Conflict and Corruption: A Reading List

12/06/2014 | Leah Wawro, Advocacy & Communications Lead

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.

Read more: VIDEO: Fighting corruption in security institutions in Palestine

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