New working paper authored by Tutu, executive director EG Justice, explores how civil society use international courts to pursue justice in kleptocracy.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
Ex-dictator’s corruption charges are the first step in an anti-corruption process built on democratic institutions and respect for human rights.
Algeria’s former finance minister Karim appeared before the Supreme Court to face questions about corruption accusations, state television reported.
Anti-corruption activists, millennials, students and media-savvy young professionals are demanding President Jovenel Moise be brought to justice.
The protesters were demanding President Jovenel Moise’s resignation over allegations of fraud and mismanagement of government funds.
The money was “derived through corruption” during the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, according to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery Fund.
The U.S. Catholic Church spent $10.6 million on lobbyists to prevent victims of clerical sex abuse from suing for damages.
The United Nations human rights report also accuses Kim Jong-un’s government of economic mismanagement, leaving its people fighting to get the basics.
South African President-elect Cyril is showing signs of cracking down on corruption as the country’s new parliament voted for a five-year term.
A key feature of global kleptocracy is they have to move money around because often the places where they earn , make are not where they want to keep it.