Global Witness stands in solidarity with Congolese whistleblowers speaking out against alleged international money laundering network
Today, two Congolese whistleblowers formerly employed at Afriland First Bank have revealed their identities and their stories publicly for the first time. Their testimonial and the documents they shared with the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) and Global Witness formed the basis of an investigation carried out jointly and published in July 2020, Undermining Sanctions.
Hundreds of millions in taxpayer money wasted by EU on failed gas projects
Corporate influence at the heart of EU wasted energy funds
Global Witness reveals fraudulent Libyan Letters of Credit money entering international financial system via London
New report and public database expose how Libyans continue to be robbed of millions of dollars of public funds through Letters of Credit fraud
Global Witness response to suspension of Myanmar from EITI in wake of military coup
Today, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) suspended Myanmar in response to the February 1st coup d’état by Myanmar’s military.
New sanctions by UK and Canada on Myanmar military leaders are a step in the right direction but international response must go further in tackling military’s finances
Global Witness is pleased to see that the UK and Canada have joined the United States in placing sanctions on the military leaders responsible for the recent coup in Myanmar. However, these targeted sanctions must be expanded to meaningfully address one of the key sources of power for Myanmar’s military: its extensive business interests.
Global Witness welcomes targeted U.S. sanctions against Myanmar military and calls on international community to follow suit
The U.S. and the international community more broadly should redouble their support to civilians, including their support to human rights defenders, civil society, independent media and vulnerable populations.
Without justice for the Pau D’Arco massacre, the killing of land rights defenders will continue
On January 26, Fernando dos Santos Araújo, land rights defender and survivor of the 2017 Pau D’Arco massacre, was shot and killed in the Brazilian state of Pará
Global Witness condemns Myanmar military takeover and calls for international sanctions on military
Global Witness joins international calls for the Tatmadaw to rescind the State of Emergency and return power to the elected civilian government
Global Witness stands with Congolese and international civil society partners in denouncing easing of US sanctions against Dan Gertler
A consortium of Congolese and international organisations fighting corruption DRC denounces the license granted by the Trump administration to Dan Gertler, allowing him to conduct transactions with American entities for one year.
Global Witness response to easing of sanctions against mining magnate Dan Gertler during final days of Trump administration
In December 2020, during the final days of the Trump presidency, the US Treasury substantially eased sanctions on controversial mining billionaire Dan Gertler
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