Weekly news – 11 May 2018

Publikováno: 11. května 2018

This week we bring you some news from around the world.

News from Transparency International

Ineffective election monitoring in Lebanon highlights urgent need for independent body

In the wake of recent Parliamentary elections in Lebanon, Transparency International calls for an independent electoral supervisory commission and dramatic improvements in the election monitoring process to prevent cabinet ministers from abusing their power when running for Parliament.

New on Voices for Transparency

Taking a step back: Why do we care so much about public registers of beneficial ownership?

In order to effectively fight money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, authorities need to be able to trace money. This means having timely access to sufficient, accurate and up-to-date information about companies and the people who ultimately own and benefit from them.

A new standard on beneficial ownership transparency: Where do the US and Canada stand?

It is safe to say that a new standard on beneficial ownership transparency has now been set.

The question that remains unanswered: for how long will Canada and the US lag behind?

 

Source: Transparency International

In order to effectively fight money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, authorities need to be able to trace money. This means having timely access to sufficient, accurate and up-to-date information about companies and the people who ultimately own and benefit from them.