January 21, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International on Wednesday criticized a vote by the Turkish Parliament downing a proposal to lift parliamentary immunity for four former ministers accused of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal that began in December 2013, ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's legislature on Friday began an impeachment hearing against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is charged for her alleged role in a disastrous government rice subsidy scheme. The Thai military-appointed legislature is expected to vote on their verdict by the end of the ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
A Turkish parliamentary commission on Monday voted not to send four ex-ministers to trial on charges of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal which began in December 2013, accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and three other ministers. The commission, ...[read more]
December 2, 2014
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A ...[read more]
September 27, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Indian court on Saturday sentenced Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram to four years in prison for corruption in a case that was filed 18 years ago. Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha held Jayaram "guilty of amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income" under ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Thailand's anti-graft commission indicted Senate President Nikom Wairatpanij for alleged wrongdoing when he ended the debate on a bill to amend the Thai constitution even though members still wanted to discuss the bill further. Wairatpanij has been accused of malfeasance for not being neutral ...[read more]
March 9, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
On Sunday the Oman Court of First Instance sentenced the former executive of Galfar Engineering and Contracting, Muhammad Ali, to 15 years in prison and a fine of 1.7 million Omani rials for conviction in five cases of graft. A similar sentence along with a smaller fine was given to Ali's deputy ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), asked the nation's high court on Friday to overturn a newly enacted law granting parliament greater control over the judiciary. The CHP claims the law is an attempt by the controlling party to avoid the consequences of the ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) ruled on Tuesday that the actions of 308 members of Parliament in trying to promote the passing of a bill were illegal. The bill in question would make Thailand's upper house of Parliament an all-elected body. The ruling will result in further ...[read more]
January 2, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed into law a landmark anti-graft bill passed by parliament in December. The new law creates a corruption ombudsman with extensive power to prosecute politicians and civil servants to create a "bribe-free India." The bill was approved by ...[read more]

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