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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
The Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH), a company accused of buying conflict timber during Liberia’s civil war, has been stripped of its certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) because... read more
Call for Danish and European regulators of the EU’s illegal timber ban to answer for potential failures to enforce rules against the Danish “conflict timber” trader Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH)... 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
简体中文 Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published... 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
Filmmaker joins Tutu and Branson in speaking out as DiCaprio-backed film launches David Attenborough has called for UK company Soco International to stop exploring for oil in one of Africa’s oldest national parks, days... 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
简体中文  En français Global Witness report says supply chain checks essential to stop conflict funding Global Witness welcomes new Chinese Guidelines for overseas mining and mineral trading firms which promises... 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
Global Witness welcomes the appointment of Matthew Hancock MP as the government’s new Anti-corruption Champion. “It’s great news that the UK’s fight against global corruption has its own champion - it’s badly needed.... 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
The Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH), a company accused of buying conflict timber during Liberia’s civil war, has been stripped of its certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) because... read more
Call for Danish and European regulators of the EU’s illegal timber ban to answer for potential failures to enforce rules against the Danish “conflict timber” trader Danish timber giant Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH)... 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
简体中文 Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published... 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
Filmmaker joins Tutu and Branson in speaking out as DiCaprio-backed film launches David Attenborough has called for UK company Soco International to stop exploring for oil in one of Africa’s oldest national parks, days... 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
简体中文  En français Global Witness report says supply chain checks essential to stop conflict funding Global Witness welcomes new Chinese Guidelines for overseas mining and mineral trading firms which promises... 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
Global Witness welcomes the appointment of Matthew Hancock MP as the government’s new Anti-corruption Champion. “It’s great news that the UK’s fight against global corruption has its own champion - it’s badly needed.... 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
Version française ici According to a former partner at Ernst & Young, the global accountancy firm turned a blind eye when a report of major audit failures at Dubai’s biggest gold refinery went unpublished. A Global... 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
Click here to read in English. Пресс-релиз на русском. Araşdırma nəticəsində əldə olunan faktlar Mədən Sənayesində Şəffaflıq Təşəbbüsünə olan etimadı azaldır Global Witness tərəfindən bu gün dərc olunmuş “Anonim... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... 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
Global Witness salue la décision récente du gouvernement congolais de contraindre les compagnies minières et les entreprises qui font le commerce des minerais opérant en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à... read more
War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009   Read the report   Press Release and Audio   Press Release - Global Witness uncovers foreign companies’ links... read more
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