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France’s Biens Mal Acquis Affair: Lessons from a Decade of Legal Struggle
Teodorin Obiang, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, is facing trial in Paris on money laundering and corruption charges—due almost entirely to a 10-year legal campaign by French anti-corruption groups.
The Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information (The Tshwane Principles)
The Tshwane Principles offer global standards on how to ensure the fullest possible public access to information, while protecting legitimate national security concerns.
Arguments: Corruption as a Threat to the Rule of Law
Erica Razook, of the Open Society Justice Initiative, told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that large-scale money-laundering is a threat to human rights and the rule of law.
South Africa: Public Trust Theory as the Basis for Resource Corruption Litigation
South Africa’s 1994 Constitution has led to statutes that incorporate the doctrine of public trust into environmental and natural resources law—strengthening potential legal remedies for challenging corruption.
Legal Remedies for Victims of Bribery under United States Law
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has enabled "follow on" claims from foreign governments and others who suffer losses as a result of corrupt dealings. But many questions about the status of such claims remain open.
Private Prosecutions: A Potential Anticorruption Tool in English Law
Private prosecution may offer opportunities in combating corruption, when the criminal actor is part of the state, and state actors may be reluctant to act.
Lessons from Qui Tam Litigation in the United States
Private whistleblower legal complaints, or qui tam actions, have been successful in the United States, but it is a challenging model to emulate.
Anti-Corruption Litigation in the Supreme Court of India
An examination of the role of India's Supreme Court in NGO efforts to expose and punish corruption involving high-ranking government officials.