Spotlight launches its Impact Report 2019-2023Spotlight on Corruption is four years old this month. We’ve done a lot in that time. So much in fact that we’ve wrapped up a summary of our achievements in…
Submission to HM Treasury’s anti-money laundering consultation, September 202323 November, 2023
Spotlight on Corruption’s submission to HM Treasury’s consultation: “Reform of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Supervisory Regime”
Press release: Corruption trial of two middlemen in UK-Saudi arms deal gets underway23 November, 2023
This week the long-awaited trial of two individuals accused by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of paying millions in bribes to senior Saudi officials to secure lucrative defence contracts for…
Submission to the House of Lords European Affairs Committee, November 202322 November, 2023
The global sanctions response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been unprecedented, not only in terms of the scale and severity of sanctions measures that have been imposed but also the extent of international coordination and cooperation that this has entailed. The rapid expansion of the UK’s sanctions programme has not been without its challenges, but the UK government should be credited for acting at speed and under significant pressure in the early stages of the war to scale up its sanctions response.
How will the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act help fight corruption, and does it go far enough?27 October, 2023
Introduced in the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which highlighted the UK’s role as a hub for illicit Russian money, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECCTA)…
Government responds to letter from NGOs urging UK ministers to return Nigerian assets stolen by James Ibori24 October, 2023
Spotlight on Corruption in September 2023 joined almost 50 other Nigerian and UK civil society organisations organisations in writing to Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to…
Nigeria wins challenge to $11 billion arbitral awards procured through fraud23 October, 2023
Today Nigeria prevailed in its monumental challenge to arbitral awards worth more than $11 billion that were obtained by a small offshore company following a failed gas project in Nigeria….
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