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Swedish tennis talent hit by corruption scandal

The Tennis Integrity Unit announced that Swedish teenager Lucas Renard was banned for six months and fined $5,000 after admitting corruption. The case against 19-year old Mr Renard was based on the findings of a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation, which was then considered by an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer. Mr Renard spends his career on the third-tier Futures circuit, had four months of his sanction suspended on the basis that he commits no future violation of the Program, that he exhibits continuous good conduct and that he attends anti-corruption education training. The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Committee, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP World Tour and the WTA as part of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption...

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International Anti-corruption Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. It is observed on December 9 each year. The International  Anti-corruption Day commemorates the 2003 opening of the UN Convention against Corruption for signature.  Since that day 158 countries have joined the movement which aims to prevent corruption, prosecute corrupt acts and to recover stolen properties. Aid given to developing counties by Governments and international agencies such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank and USAID are stolen by politicians and public officials. Poor and vulnerable are robbed of education, health care and other essential services. UN Secretary General in his message to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day said that The United Nations Convention Against Corruption was a powerful tool to combat corruption. He urged all governments that have not yet ratified the Convention to do so without further delay.The United Nations, he said, was helping countries combat corruption as part of its broader, system-wide campaign to help bolster democracy and good governance. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”231″,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image size-thumbnail wp-image-45″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”150″,”height”:”150″,”title”:”Hillary Rodham Clinton”,”alt”:””}}]] Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, released a press statement to mark the International Anticorruption Day of 2011.  She said that  International Anticorruption Day is to celebrate the work of activists, businesses, and government officials who tirelessly fight to end corruption and promote open and transparent...

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The 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index

A glimpse of how civil society can transform a country? There are protests around the world against corruption and demonstrators demand greater accountability of their governments and leaders. In a world economy affected by crisis, there is increasing concern that corruption is on the rise. Public concern and anger over corruption has led to riots and has contributed to the overthrow of regimes. Yet, very little is known about the specifics of corruption around the world. It is difficult to measure corruption because of the nature of the crime – for example, in the case of government corruption, the...

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Global Corruption Barometer

Transparency International conducts the Global Corruption Barometer(GCB) survey. This survey aims to capture the experiences and views of more than 91,500 people in 86 countries and territories, making it the only world-wide public opinion survey on corruption. According to the GCB Survey in 2010 the views on corruption  in Western Europe and North America were most negative. The financial crisis continued to affect the peoples’ perception of corruption. Nine institutions and services covered in the survey are: Political Parties Public Officials/Civil Servants Parliament/Legislature Police Business/Private Sector Religious Bodies Judiciary Media Education System Ngos (Non-Governmental Organisations) Military According to those surveyed police are the most frequent recipient of...

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The National Integrity System (NIS) assessment

The National Integrity System (NIS) assessment NIS assessment approach provides anti-corruption agencies a framework to analyse the extent and causes of corruption as well as the effectiveness of anti-corruption efforts at national level. A well-functioning NIS provides safeguards against corruption, abuse of power, malfeasance, and misappropriation in all its forms. Assessments were carried out by Transparency International and the results are presented in the form of country...

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