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Integrity and Accountability

Investigative journalism can play a critical role in the fight against corruption, by exposing corrupt practices and thereby promoting accountability. Indeed, article 13 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption calls for appropriate measures to respect, promote and protect "the freedom to seek, receive, publish and disseminate...

From 19 to 21 September 2016, representatives from 12 countries in West Africa gathered in Monrovia, Liberia, to discuss whistle-blower and witness protection in the fight against corruption. This regional meeting was organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in partnership with the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission...

The anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) system gives a central role to financial Intelligence units (FIUs). However, to play their effective role, these units rely on the cooperation of national reporting entities to transmit suspicious transaction reports, every time they have such a suspicion.

Corruption challenges the very legitimacy of the State. The scourge of corruption within the police force itself constitutes a serious threat to efforts to combat organized crime and illicit drug trafficking. Within the Sahel region, a study from the Afrobarometer (2013) has revealed on average 71% of respondents feel that some or most police...