Category: IACC News

“We Need Action Now!”

More needs to be done across the globe to fight the scourge of corruption. This was the message reiterated during the opening ceremony of the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers also highlighted the urgent need to move from promises to action in the fight against corruption. Welcoming participants at the biennial… Read more »

The Obstacles Young People Face in Fight Against Corruption — and How to Beat Them

“Corruption is an educationally transmitted disease.” Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, leader of the Nigerian NGO the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, made the statement as he illustrated why young people need education to use their skills and knowledge to fight corruption. His comment was made during a workshop on youth’s role in the fight… Read more »

#18IACC Day 1 Highlights – Tweets and Pics

A warm welcome to the 1200 participants from over 100 countries to the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference #IACC18 Zero tolerance to corruption is vital to ensure #sustainabledevelopment & to reach the #SDGs We need global commitments & lasting solutions #dkaid #DKpol — Ulla Tørnæs (@Ulla_Tornaes) October 22, 2018 — Andrea Arzaba (@andrea_arzaba) October 22,… Read more »

The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is announced

Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act In December 2016 at the 17th IACC in Panama City, Panama, more than 1,600 people from over 130 countries had one common call: The time for Justice, Equity, Security, and Trust is now. Today’s polarized politics fuels many evils:  Populism and extremism, violence, human rights violations, trafficking and… Read more »

18th International Anti-Corruption Conference to take place 22-24 October 2018 in Copenhagen

  The International Anti-Corruption Conference Council and Transparency International announced today that the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 22-24 October 2018. “We are delighted that the 18th IACC will take place in Denmark and are looking forward to stimulating debates and discussing innovative strategies to fight… Read more »

Anger and inequality: On the ground in Panama after the Mossack Fonseca leak

Visit the Panama Canal and you’ll witness exuberant nationalism. Every new arrival watches a short video showing the long struggle by the Panamanian people to gain control of their waterway: first from the French, and then the Americans – with much flag-waving and jubilance when they finally did. Not referenced is the drama lurking in… Read more »

The Panama Declaration: Time for Justice, Equity, Security, Trust

More than 1,600 people from around 130 countries gathered in Panama City, Panama, with one common call: the time for Justice, Equity, Security, and Trust is now. When the International Anti-Corruption Conference closed in Malaysia in 2015, the rallying cry was “Zero Tolerance for Impunity”, for corruption at all levels: from petty corruption to grand… Read more »

#17IACC day 4 highlights – tweets and pics

Getting ready for closing ceremony of world’s biggest anti-corruption conference in #Panama. Joined by VP @IsabelStMalo! #17IACC — Transparency Int’l (@anticorruption) December 4, 2016 Manfredo Marroquin nos deja este mensaje El cine puede jugar un rol muy influyente sobre todo a nivel de conciencia ciudadana — ECOCINEMA (@ecocinemasolar) December 4, 2016 Laura Castellanos… Read more »

Corruption in the North and South: twins or strangers?

Corruption in the developed and the developing world may seem different but the impact is similar. Speaking during the “Corruption in the North and the South; Twins or Strangers” session, Frank Vogl, author of the book Waging War on Corruption, said that both the North and South face massive corruption problems and they both have… Read more »

KLM called to account for restricting travel of human rights defender

  PANAMA CITY – Joe Moses, a Papua New Guinean, and the producers of a film “The Opposition” have released a letter calling Air France-KLM S.A. to account for their unexplained detention of Moses in Singapore’s Changi airport. He was en route to Panama to present the film, which depicts his Paga Hill community’s struggle against… Read more »

Congressional corruption: An equity challenge for the United States?

The “Time for Equity” session at the 17th International Anticorruption Conference in Panama started, somewhat surprisingly, with the spotlight fixed firmly on the United States. Session moderator Sarah Chayes stated that the U.S. has battled systematized corruption for years. Chayes, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that especially after the… Read more »

Interview with former Brazilian Head of Anti-corruption Jorge Hage: What the world can learn from the Car Wash Operation

Jorge Hage by Piero from IACC Young Journalists on Vimeo. Since 2014, Brazil’s Operation Car Wash has resulted in more than 240 criminal charges and 118 convictions in the country’s biggest corruption scandal to date. The operation is not a miracle, but is rather the result of a long effort in Brazil to fight corruption,… Read more »

The Gender Factor: what women’s rights and anti-corruption have in common

The feminist movement and the fight against corruption are not so far apart. Both require a general consensus on its significance, and both have a positive and progressive impact to society. Speaking at a panel session at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference titled, “People power and gender rights: Amplifying the voices, mobilizing, empowering, enabling change,”… Read more »

On top of the anti-corruption struggle in Latin America

Representatives of local Transparency International chapters in Latin America took time during the 17th IACC to evaluate and reflect on the past two years of struggle against corruption in their countries, specifically in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. The session, moderated by Jimmy Bolaños (Costa Rica Integra), aimed to identify actors and factors… Read more »

Human rights activists and the media are being silenced – do more, delegates said

Journalists and human rights defenders need greater protection if they are going to be kept safe and free to continue the fight against corruption, experts have told an audience at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Panama City. The murders of prominent activists like Honduran Berta Caceres and the threats many journalists around the world… Read more »

#17IACC day 3 highlights – tweets and pics

"We dedicate this award to every Brazilian citizen that feels powerless in front of #corruption" – Lava Jato Task Force #17IACC #Brasil — IACC (@IACCseries) December 3, 2016 "It's not a matter of giving up but we r helpless against legislators that use power to protect themselves" #17IACC — Lucia Wei He (@LuciaWeiHe)… Read more »

Denmark to host #18IACC

We are excited to announce that the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will be hosted by Denmark together with Transparency International and IACC Council. Denmark has for several years in a row been ranked the least corrupt country in the World by Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. Getting to Denmark is about learning from Danish experiences in… Read more »

Experts call for international cooperation in fighting corruption

What is “grand corruption” and how can it be combated on the domestic and international levels? Is it only about the amount of money or also about the corruption’s quality? These questions were raised during the panel “Willing and Able to Prosecute Grand Corruption” at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Panama. According to Transparency… Read more »