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Anti-corruption campaigners urge the UK Government to divorce itself from industry guidelines that would create transparency black-holes Oil and mining bodies together with companies such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell... read more
Transparency campaigners call on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to follow Norway’s lead The Norwegian energy giant Statoil today became the first major oil company to publish its payments to governments... read more
Recent oil deal represents risk for country struggling to recover from the Ebola crisis and restore order in its oil sector When Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meets her US counterpart Barack Obama in... read more
A leader of a cross-party anti-corruption group of British MPs yesterday called for UK and US authorities to investigate claims that Soco International, a London-listed oil company, may have breached anti-corruption... read more
Systemic failure to stop money laundering or comply with US laws shows need for sanctions for senior executives at big banks Click here to read full briefing  The HSBC tax scandal shows that UK law needs to be... read more
Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for... read more
The launch of the first ever cross-Whitehall strategy for tackling corruption is a major milestone in the UK’s efforts to combat corruption at home and abroad, said a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations... read more
Late yesterday evening, the EU agreed to new rules to tackle corporate secrecy, in a move broadly welcomed by Global Witness. EU countries will create national registers of the people who really own and control... read more
Big Oil must call off its assault on transparency, says Global Witness Click here to read our blog post on this subject A historic law came into force in the UK today that will help fight poverty and corruption in... read more
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014 South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny, according to a new Global Witness report released today. The seven month... read more
The international board meeting of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) confirmed today that Azerbaijan was in breach of its requirements, by preventing civil society stakeholders from meeting,... read more
To read this press release in Myanmar language, click here Read the report 25 oil and gas companies in Myanmar have set a global precedent by publishing who their real owners are, said Global Witness in a new report... read more
“The Great Rip Off” shows range of crimes hidden by companies set up in U.S. Owners of anonymous companies registered in U.S. states are ripping off innocent people and businesses across America, says a new report by... read more
    Global Witness, Re: Common and Dotun Oloko welcome the freezing of funds as part of the continuing investigation into the deal for the OPL 245 oil block in Nigeria. Italian authorities are... read more
Anti-corruption campaigners urge the UK Government to divorce itself from industry guidelines that would create transparency black-holes Oil and mining bodies together with companies such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell... read more
Transparency campaigners call on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to follow Norway’s lead The Norwegian energy giant Statoil today became the first major oil company to publish its payments to governments... read more
Recent oil deal represents risk for country struggling to recover from the Ebola crisis and restore order in its oil sector When Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meets her US counterpart Barack Obama in... read more
A leader of a cross-party anti-corruption group of British MPs yesterday called for UK and US authorities to investigate claims that Soco International, a London-listed oil company, may have breached anti-corruption... read more
Systemic failure to stop money laundering or comply with US laws shows need for sanctions for senior executives at big banks Click here to read full briefing  The HSBC tax scandal shows that UK law needs to be... read more
Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for... read more
The launch of the first ever cross-Whitehall strategy for tackling corruption is a major milestone in the UK’s efforts to combat corruption at home and abroad, said a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations... read more
Late yesterday evening, the EU agreed to new rules to tackle corporate secrecy, in a move broadly welcomed by Global Witness. EU countries will create national registers of the people who really own and control... read more
Big Oil must call off its assault on transparency, says Global Witness Click here to read our blog post on this subject A historic law came into force in the UK today that will help fight poverty and corruption in... read more
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014 South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny, according to a new Global Witness report released today. The seven month... read more
The international board meeting of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) confirmed today that Azerbaijan was in breach of its requirements, by preventing civil society stakeholders from meeting,... read more
To read this press release in Myanmar language, click here Read the report 25 oil and gas companies in Myanmar have set a global precedent by publishing who their real owners are, said Global Witness in a new report... read more
“The Great Rip Off” shows range of crimes hidden by companies set up in U.S. Owners of anonymous companies registered in U.S. states are ripping off innocent people and businesses across America, says a new report by... read more
    Global Witness, Re: Common and Dotun Oloko welcome the freezing of funds as part of the continuing investigation into the deal for the OPL 245 oil block in Nigeria. Italian authorities are... read more
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014 South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny, according to a new Global Witness report released today. The seven month... read more
Glencore, the world’s largest commodities trader, enriched a friend of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president by tens of millions of dollars and protected his interests as it gained control of one of Africa’s... read more
Click here to read the report. Global Witness and Integrity Watch Afghanistan today called on the Afghan government – and candidates in the country’s Presidential election – to commit to stronger protections against... read more
Lire en français The Democratic Republic of Congo has struck a deal to buy back oil rights from a secretive offshore company for a sum likely to be hundreds of times the price the company paid several years earlier,... read more
Shareholders of London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation will meet on Friday 28 December to vote on a $550 million deal aimed at buying out its main copper-and-cobalt mining partner in the Democratic... read more
Global Witness welcomes the public response of the Ministry of Mines to our Copper Bottomed? report on Afghanistan’s biggest private investment and the country’s first major extractives agreement – the 2008 Aynak copper... read more
As the Democratic Republic of Congo begins the process of revising its mining and oil codes, Global Witness has published its recommendations on how the codes could best ensure transparent and accountable management of... read more
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