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Grave Secrecy

17th June 2012

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Glencore has questions to answer: A Global Witness investigation into potentially corrupt deals in Congo

5th May 2012

On this page you will find details of the Global Witness investigation into Glencore, including the briefing we sent to Glencore's shareholders and questions we put to Glencore and Dan Gertler in writing, along with the responses we received.


Glencore a des réponses à fournir: Vous trouverez sur cette page des détails relatifs à l’enquête de Global Witness sur Glencore, incluant le rapport envoyé aux actionnaires de Glencore et les questions envoyées à Glencore et Dan Gertler par écrit, ainsi que les réponses reçues.

رفتن به سوی طلا: نخستین قراردادهای استخراج معادن در افغانستان چطور می تواند از شفافیت و حسابدهی در این سکتور حمایت کنند

25th April 2012

 25 اپریل 2012

گزارش خبری : آینده سکتور استخراج معادن افغانستان در معرض خطر قراردادهای ضعیف قرار دارد

Dealing with Disclosure: Improved transparency in large land deals

25th April 2012
Since 2008, the rush for land in developing countries has rapidly intensified but the sector remains largely unregulated and land deals are frequently agreed in secret between governments and investors. This undermines governance and fosters high-level corruption. This report, Dealing with Disclosure looks at why it is vital to transform the secretive culture behind large scale land deals and, for the first time, sets out in detail what tools governments, companies and citizens can harness to ensure that this happens.

Read report 

Read press release

A blueprint for reform: lessons from past mismanagement and murky practice in Libya’s oil sector

13th April 2012

Global Witness has obtained Gaddafi-era documents that detail the mismanagement of millions of dollars of Libyan oil revenues and highlight murky practices by Libya's state-owned National Oil Company (NOC). These documents provide a blueprint for the current and future Libyan Government of how best to implement the reforms necessary to prevent mismanagement and shoddy dealings in Libya's oil sector in the future.

Uganda's oil laws: Global Witness Analysis

2nd March 2012
As Uganda’s draft oil laws are presented to Parliament, a Global Witness analysis of the legislation highlights the need for greater environmental, social and transparency provisions.

As Uganda’s draft oil laws are presented to Parliament, a Global Witness analysis of the legislation highlights the need for greater environmental, social and transparency provisions.

Uganda has recently discovered oil reserves that have the potential to double the government’s revenue within six to ten years, worth an estimated US$2.4bn per year.

Safeguarding REDD+ Finance: Ensuring transparent and accountable international financial flows

27th February 2012

Funding forest protection in developing countries poses numerous financial risks: from inefficient allocation through to mismanagement of funds, misappropriation and corruption.

Financial flows from donors to developing countries under the REDD+ forest protection mechanism will need to increase significantly over the coming years if greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss are to be reduced. Detailed measures will be needed to ensure effective, transparent and accountable financial flows.

BP makes opaque payments for Angola oil block as petro-lobby seeks weak transparency rules

21st February 2012
As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure “social projects” controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.

Read the full BP Angola briefing

Read BP's Letter to Gavin Hayman, Campaigns Director at Global Witness