10th October 2016
Corruption remains a destabilizing factor for the judicial system in Ukraine, Head of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) Gianni Buquicchio has said. “Corruption remains a destabilizing factor for the judiciary. In practice, we distinguish between political and ordinary corruption. Political corruption seems to have been reduced… Read More
7th October 2016
The Federal Government has solicited the support of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and its affiliated professionals in the fight against corruption in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the call in Abuja, at the 21st yearly conference of ANAN, however said the ongoing fight against… Read More
6th October 2016
In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that, unlike other professionals such as bankers and real estate agents, lawyers do not have to report to Canada’s anti-money laundering agency, Fintrac. Lawyers in B.C. won that case based on a constitutional argument about solicitor-client privilege, and the argument that law societies already regulate lawyers… Read More
3rd October 2016
The former head of Malta’s Financial Intelligence and Analysis Unit (FIAU) has officially joined law firm ARQ Group as its chief executive officer. Manfred Galdes, who until early August led the anti-money laundering unit, has been appointed director of ARQ Group’s compliance unit and will be directing the anti-money laundering… Read More
3rd October 2016
The Central Court for Corruption and Misconduct will open its doors in Bangkok on Monday to handle cases related to graft and malfeasance involving government officials and state employees. Part of criminal justice, the new court has 10 panels, one president and three vice-presidents. Amnat Puangchompoo is the first president. It… Read More
30th September 2016
With corruption seeping into government institutions, law enforcement agencies and the courts, Judge President of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Dunstan Mlambo said close collaboration in rooting it out was more crucial than ever. Speaking at the Africa Uniting Against Crime(APA) anti-corruption training session at the National Prosecuting Authority’s… Read More
22nd September 2016
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International is urging the European Union to take the lead in efforts to expose those who represent, or profit, from businesses with secretive links to the world’s biggest tax havens. Transparency International’s call comes in the wake of Wednesday’s leaking of documents by the International… Read More
21st September 2016
Officials have said the corruption surrounding police issues is essentially a large part of the problem that inhibits their work, during a Parliamentary Institutions Committee meeting on Wednesday. Read More
14th September 2016
The Australian government is reviving long-stalled plans to extend anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws to capture lawyers, accountants, real estate agents and jewellers, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said. The law reforms have been repeatedly shelved since mid-2007 after opposition from some of the affected sectors – most notably the… Read More
11th September 2016
Starting last Friday, lawyers and accountants granting business service to clients are exposed to sanctions if they provide service to a client suspected of being involved in money laundering, or if they have not yet completely fulfilled their duty to identify their clients in compliance with the amendment passed last… Read More