The 2016 Olympic Games open Friday in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns about the Zika virus, pollution along the city’s famous beaches, and the city’s readiness to accommodate hordes of visitors.But the deeper problem in international sports goes beyond the immediate issues facing the Rio Games. Widespread corruption threatens to undermine the viability and credibility of the entire structure of international sports, speakers warned at a panel on Thursday, the opening day of the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.“We know change is possible” from efforts to reduce corruption in other fields, said Preston L. Pugh, who works in the compliance field as a partner at Pugh, Jones & Johnson in Chicago. But, he said, “The skepticism about the opportunity for change in international sports is well-founded.”The Olympics offer the latest example—but far from the only one—of the failure of regulatory structures to control corruption in … [Read more...] about Should ABA take on a greater role in fighting international sports corruption?
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VietNamNet Bridge – The fight against corruption was a rare highlight of the Government’s efforts to improve public administration, as citizens in more than half of the country believed corruption was better controlled in 2017, a report found on Wednesday. Trends of several sub-indexes in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index over 2011-17 period. — VNA/VNS Infographic According to the 2017 Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) - a nationwide survey of more than 14,000 citizens selected across 63 localities, 33 localities demonstrated clear progress in addressing corruption. Citizens, meanwhile, thought six localities – Dong Thap, Dak Lak, Ha Giang, Hai Phong, Hung Yen and Dak Nong – were going backwards in tackling corruption. Despite improvements, the capital Hanoi and the business hub HCM City were in the group of poorest performers like most localities in the … [Read more...] about Corruption better controlled: report
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law April 11, 2018 3:51 pm Change Font Size In a distinguished lecture series, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, conducted an expert lecture by Prof. Dr. C Rajkumar, Professor and Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University, Haryana, on the topic ‘Combating Corruption: Challenges for Inclusive Development And Rule Of Law’. According to Prof. Rajkumar, corruption in India is a problem that has serious implications for protecting the rule of law and ensuring access to justice. It is also pervasive in the system of governance in India, undermining the effectiveness of all institutions of governance. The incompetency of successive governments has failed to take advantage of the numerous measures to reduce the levels of corruption in India, where absence of political will and sincerity in taking concrete steps to eliminate corruption has resulted in most of these measures not achieving the … [Read more...] about JGU VC Prof. Rajkumar Delivers Lecture at ILNU on Combating Corruption
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani April 26, 2018 9:24 am Change Font Size A Delhi Court on Wednesday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and nine others from allegations of unlawful assembly and other offences during their protests in 2012. The others discharged in the case are Banwari Lal Sharma, Dalbir Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Mohan Singh, Balbir Singh, Jagmohan Gupta, Azad Kasana, Harish Singh Rawat and Anand Singh Bisht. The case concerns a demonstration organized by volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) against coal scam outside then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s house. When the demonstration began proceeding to the PM’s house, the Police had used tear gas and water cannons to stop them. An FIR was then registered against them under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, including those for rioting and unlawful assembly, and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984. A chargesheet was … [Read more...] about India Against Corruption Campaign: Delhi Court Discharges Arvind Kejriwal And 9 Others For Demonstrations Outside PM’s House
A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government. The verdict, which came on the first full day of deliberations, was a repeat of the outcome in Silver's first trial in 2015. That conviction and a 12-year prison sentence were tossed out by an appeals court as a result of a recent Supreme Court ruling that tweaked the legal boundaries of what constituted corruption. Silver could again be facing a long prison term when he is sentenced on June 13. After the verdict, Silver emerged from the courthouse and said he would launch another appeal. "I feel disappointed at this point," he said. "I am very confident that the judicial process will play out in my favor," he said. Prosecutors said Silver broke the law by collecting nearly $4 million in fees from a cancer researcher and … [Read more...] about Jury Convicts Sheldon Silver in Public Corruption Trial