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4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK CORRUPTION HOT SPOTS GLOBAL FORUM V Sub-theme 3: Setting the stage for non-State actors.

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1 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK CORRUPTION HOT SPOTS GLOBAL FORUM V Sub-theme 3: Setting the stage for non-State actors

2 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK OVERARCHING THEME The theme - ‘Fulfilling our commitments: Effective action against corruption’ - echoes the keynote address by Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi at the Africa Forum: “There has been extensive debate …Sound frameworks are already in place. The time has now come for action…” An “Extraordinary Black Book Moment” see further the book detailing the extent of corruption in England by John Wade published in 1820

3 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK HOT SPOTS ?

4 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK CRITICAL AREAS DEFENCE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION AID POLITICAL PARTIES PARLIAMENT

5 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK COMMON FEATURES Large sums of public money Multiple players and institutions Complex transactions The Other Side of the Coin: The UK and Corruption in Africa; A report by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group. March 2006, p

6 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL TRADE Mispricing Transfer pricing Estimated cost of mispriced trade dwarfs the estimated money paid in bribes or laundered. Much of this capital flight also amounts to a one-way ticket. (See further Raymond Baker, Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System.)

7 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK ACTIONS Case study:Defence AL YAMAMAH ARMS DEAL BAE SYSTEMS PLC SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PRIME MINISTER BLAIR OECD & CAAT

8 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK FURTHER ACTIONS ? Civil Society campaign to end the power of politicians to halt criminal investigations Support greater international co-operation in the prevention of corruption, and work to have non-OECD trading partners, such as India, China and Brazil, sign up to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Public Officials.

9 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK DEVELOP & EMPOWER GOVERNANCE SPECIALISTS 9/11 MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCE THE MLRO THE WEST’S PIN-STRIPED ARMY

10 4 April 2007THE FOUR PILLARS NETWORK CORRUPTION IS A FAILURE OF GOVERNANCE THE FOUR PILLARS : LEADERSHIP AUDIT COMPLIANCE SUSTAINABILITY Africa’s “long march”is also a Global “long march” see further John Githongo, The Long March Against Corruption, The Africa Report, 2 March 2006


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