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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 […]

Message from Gubad to PWYP

We received a message from Gubad sent to all PWYP members via his lawyers highlighting the impact PWYP’s solidarity is having on him: Dear beloved PWYP, Greetings from Baku pre-trial centre (dungeon)! I have always been proud of my membership in the PWYP family, which I joined in 2003. Even though I have never had […]

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, […]

Chevron Deserts the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Remaining Companies Must Step Up

This article was originally published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute on October 17th.  International oil, gas and mining companies have a responsibility to adhere to the highest expectations of the transparency and accountability mechanisms in which they participate. The energy transition requires that mining, oil and gas companies embrace transparency—not run away from it. […]

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 […]

Sign the Statement for the release of Gubad Ibadoghlu

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is calling for the immediate release of Gubad Ibadoghlu, a prominent economist and a member of PWYP Azerbaijan coalition, who was violently detained on the 29th of July 2023. We have received distressing news that his detention has been extended for another three months, until May 20th. This extension now […]

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 […]

Study on Transparency in the Energy and Mining Sector in Tunisia

Tunisia has made good progress in transparency in its energy and mining sector, especially since 2016, the year when most oil and gas contracts and their addendums on exploration and prospecting were published. The publication came in implementation of the commitments of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2nd National Action Plan, via the energy and […]

The Iraqi Oil and Gas Contracts Guidebook

With the support of Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the Iraqi Alliance for Transparency in Extractive Industries (IATEI) has developed a guidebook on Iraqi oil and gas contracts signed by Iraq with foreign companies over five licensing rounds since 2009. Read the guidebook The significance of these contracts lay in the fact that they govern […]

Join the Africa Conference Online

If you were not able to attend the Africa Conference in person, you can join watch recordings of each session in the sections below.

Announcement: Nominees for the EITI International Board

The Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce ten nominees chosen through a rigorous selection process to serve as civil society representatives on the EITI International Board for the three-year term June 2023-2026. Please see below for details on the nominees, including their professional experience and geographic provenance. These nominees will be official […]

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 […]