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09.12.2020 Urgent action needed to prevent corruption in Central and Eastern Europe defence sectors

New research from Transparency International Defence & Security warns of high corruption risk across CEE region   December 9 – Decades of progress towards greater democratisation across Central and...

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28.10.2020 Conflict, corruption and gender: Twenty years on from UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Two decades after the UN formally acknowledged the disproportionate and devastating impact of armed conflict on women and girls with the landmark Security Council Resolution 1325, we speak with...

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26.10.2020 A year into mass protests, Lebanon’s leaders must finally take action against corruption

By Benedicte Aboul-Nasr, Project Officer, Transparency International – Defence & Security   On October 17, 2019, Lebanese citizens took to the streets in response to a government proposal to...

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23.10.2020 Nigeria must stop using violence against protesters

Governance reforms, including to security sector, are urgently needed   23 October 2020 – Transparency International condemns the Nigerian state’s excessive use of force and the continued perpetration of...

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21.10.2020 Defence decision-making in Germany exposed to corporate interests

New report warns weak regulations leave door open to undue influence   October 21 – German defence policy risks being influenced by corporate interests, new research by Transparency International...

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28.08.2020 If Niger hopes to secure peace it must address defence corruption

Despite promising initiatives, tackling corruption in the Nigerien security sector is still hindered by secrecy   By Flora Stevens, Project Officer – Global Advocacy   Africa’s Sahel has been...

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31.07.2020 Response to SFO prosecution of defence contractor GPT following long-running corruption probe

31 July, London –  In response to an announcement by the Serious Fraud Office that the agency has charged defence contractor GPT Special Project Management and three individuals after a long-running...

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23.06.2020 Corruption risks threaten ability of Iraq’s defence institutions to respond to threats

With security threatened by increasingly belligerent armed actors and a hastened drawdown of international troops due to COVID-19, Iraq cannot afford to leave its defence institutions open to corruption....

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10.06.2020 Statement on the killing of George Floyd, protests in the United States, and the need for transparency in related military deployments

    Download as PDF: Statement on the killing of George Floyd, protests in the United States, and the need for transparency in related military deployments   June 10,...

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07.04.2020 Defence Sector Corruption, an Underestimated Foe in Times of Crisis

This article originally appeared on the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) website. By Ara Marcen Naval and Karolina MacLachlan.   Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, all eyes have been on...

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19.03.2020 Higher or Weaker Walls Over Sensitive U.S. Arms Exports?

By Colby Goodman This post first appeared in the March 2020 edition of The Export Practitioner.    Sometimes good intentions are just good intentions. In the push for major...

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08.03.2020 Why I wanted to work on corruption in the defence sector

Ara Marcen Naval is Head of Advocacy for Transparency International – Defence & Security. In this blog, she explains her motivations for joining the fight against corruption – and...

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