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Gubad Granted House Arrest

On the 22nd of April 2024, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu’s was granted house arrest, marking a significant step forward in his case. While this development allows him to receive essential medical care, it’s important to note that he remains conditionally imprisoned and confined to Baku.  As a brief background, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu was violently detained on […]

Serious concerns over Azerbaijan hosting COP29 while it continues to detain prominent critic of its corrupt fossil fuel industry

9 December 2023 – Azerbaijan’s abysmal record of cracking down on peaceful civil society – including the continued detention of academic and activist, Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu – raises serious concerns about the country’s suitability to host a global event such as COP29, where building consensus to negotiate the deals the world’s survival requires is imperative, […]

Statement to demand the release of Gubad Ibadoghlu

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the continued imprisonment of Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu. We demand that the Government of Azerbaijan immediately release Dr. Ibadoghlu, and call on companies and international institutions with links to Azerbaijan to use their leverage to ensure he is treated humanely and released immediately.  Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu is a […]

Statement on the arrest of Gubad Ibadoghlu

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is deeply concerned by the arrest of Gubad Ibadoghlu, a prominent economist and a member of PWYP Azerbaijan coalition.  Gubad Ibadoghlu was arrested on July 23rd in Baku, Azerbaijan on charges of development, acquisition, or sale of large amounts of counterfeit money or securities. On July 24th the court in […]

National Coordinators Survey 2023: A snapshot of coalition action

The extractive sector has long been defined by poor governance and a lack of transparency which contribute among other things to corruption, human rights abuses and environmental degradation, putting people and the planet at risk. Tackling these challenges means battling against deeply entrenched and powerful interests – which can take years of advocacy. 39 out […]

Europe Must Tackle Mining-Sector Corruption

On 16 March—just over one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threw Europe’s energy system into turmoil—the European Commission published its highly anticipated proposal for the Critical Raw Materials Act. But the draft law falls well short when it comes to addressing corruption, one of the most crucial issues in the extractives sector. Why is the EU […]

Deep concern about the detention of PWYP members in Niger

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Africa Steering Committee is deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Abdoulaye Seydou and Adamou Idrissa, both members of the ROTAB/PWYP-Niger coalition, and by the deteriorating situation for human rights defenders in Niger. We are witnessing a systematic ban on public demonstrations in Niger. Abdoulaye Seydou […]

CSDD directive: Is the EU opening the door for corruption?

This op-ed has first been published in Euractiv. The European Commission has vowed to put corruption at the heart of its agenda. But measures to tackle it are conspicuously absent in a new regulation designed to force EU companies to behave responsibly around the world. By Ketakandriana Rafitoson and Matthieu Salomon. Dr Ketakandriana Rafitoson is […]

Deep concern about the possible prosecution of Ketakandriana Rafitoson in Madagascar

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Africa Steering Committee is deeply concerned by the possible prosecution of Ketakandriana Rafitoson, National Coordinator of PWYP and Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative – Madagascar (TI-MG).  Ketakandriana and TI-MG’s Chairperson Dominique Rakotomalala have been summoned to authorities on the basis of accusations filed by Groupement des Exportateurs des […]

Contract disclosure is key to tackling the corruption marring the extractive industries

It is clear that no country or sector is immune to corruption. However, according to the OECD, one in five cases of transnational bribery occur in the extractive sector. This is particularly concerning as we move to a low carbon world, requiring an equitable phase out of fossil fuels and accelerating the rush for minerals […]

Summit for Democracy Country Commitments Proposal

On December 9-10, 2021, the first of two Summits for Democracy  will take place in the United States with the aim of setting forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today, including corruption,  through collective action. Corruption in the oil, gas and mineral sector undermines the efforts […]

Fair Share? Shining a light on the extractive industries fiscal regimes in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda

Taxation is seen as one of the most sustainable sources of revenue for governments, with the potential to contribute to investments in basic services and to enhance the social contract between citizens and their government. Our new synthesis research report explores the fiscal regimes in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda and how they can be improved […]