Rule of Law Index 2015

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: World Justice Project (WJP)

The Rule of Law Index 2015 was prepared by The World Justice Project (WJP)’s research team. This research has measured on 8 factors: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice. A ninth factor, informal justice, is measured but not included in aggregated scores and rankings. These factors are intended to reflect how people experience rule of law in everyday life. This WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 are derived from more than more than 100,000 household and expert surveys in 102 countries and jurisdictions. The report showed that Cambodia ranked 99 out of 102 countries and dead last in the East Asia and Pacific region.

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Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA): Conceptual Framework for a BICA Assessment

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Transparency International

This document outlines the conceptual framework for conducting BICA assessments, providing a clear overview of the objectives and underlying principles for conducting such assessments. This overview document is complemented by the following two supplements, which provide more in-depth information on the assessment process as well as the indicator-based assessment framework.

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MYSTERY ON BAKER STREET: Brutal Kazakh official linked to £147m London property empire

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Global Witness

MYSTERY ON BAKER STREET: Brutal Kazakh official linked to £147m London property empire
Big chunks of Baker Street are owned by a mysterious figure with close ties to a former Kazakh secret police chief accused of murder and money-laundering.

The ability to hide and spend suspect cash overseas is a large part of what makes serious corruption and organised crime attractive. After all, it is difficult to stuff millions under a mattress. You need to be able to squirrel the money away in the
international financial system, and then find somewhere nice to spend it.

This briefing uncovers a troubling example of how London can be used by anyone wanting to hide their identity behind complex networks of companies and properties. Global Witness’ investigation reveals that a portfolio of real estate worth £147 million in well-known London locations appears to be currently owned by someone with ties to Rakhat Aliyev, a notorious figure from Kazakhstan, accused in the EU of money laundering and murder.

Global Witness’ investigations reveal numerous links between Rakhat Aliyev, Nurali Aliyev, and high-end London property. The majority of this property surrounds one of the city’s most famous addresses, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes located at 221b Baker Street.1 The property included (until 2009) the freehold of the Beatles Store located at 231 Baker Street and the iconic Elvis Presley souvenir shop at 233 Baker Street.

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Business Brief: Whistleblowing

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Transparency International Cambodia

Whistleblowing is increasingly recognised as an important tool in the prevention and detection of corruption and other malpractices. This paper will demonstrate what is Whistleblowing? The role of Whistleblowing in the fight against corruption, Whistleblowing in Cambodian Anti-Corruption law, What is a good Whistleblowing policy and procedure for business? and Why businesses need to have Whistlebowing policy?

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Political Finance and Transparency

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Transparency International Turkey

Political parties are considered the “nerve centre of democracy”. There is a relation between the extent to which the campaign financing of political parties and candidates is transparent and accountable and the conduct of elections in a free, fair and egalitarian environment. It is important and required to regulate the financing of politics to ensure equality of opportunities as sine qua non of democratic political competition.

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Report of the Evaluation on The Public Financial Management System of Cambodia 2015

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Royal Government of Cambodia

This Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) performance assessment – conducted in 2015 – is the second such assessment in Cambodia. The main objectives of the current assessment are to provide a basis for formulating the next action plan for implementation of the PFM Reform Program and to track the progress since the last assessment.

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Worldwide Governance Indicators: Country Data Report for Cambodia, 1996-2014

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: The World Bank group (Worldwide Governance Indicators)

The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 1996–2014, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability; Political Stability and Absence of Violence; Government Effectiveness; Regulatory Quality; Rule of Law; Control of Corruption.

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Social Accountability in Cambodia

Publication Year: 2014  / Sources: The Asia Foundation

Social accountability (SA) represents a specific form of more general accountability. As Bovens noted, in the contemporary political and scholarly discourse ‘accountability’ often serves as a conceptual umbrella that covers various distinct concepts, such as transparency, equity, democracy, efficiency, responsiveness, responsibility and integrity. The main focus of this paper is on the Theory of Change (ToC) in the field of promoting social accountability in Cambodia

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Cooperate Integrity System

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Transparency International Cambodia

A Corporate Integrity System (CIS) is an essential component in ensuring business integrity. The implementation of such a system has been shown to lead to cost savings and to reduce the possibility of nepotism, conflict of interest and corruption. TI Cambodia now offers companies assistance with the implementation of a CIS, free of charge.

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International Business Standards on Anti-bribery

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Transparency International Cambodia

This paper examines the various international standards available on anti-bribery. It gives an overview on the benefits and challenges of integrating these standards into current business practices in Cambodia and highlights case studies from within the region that have successfully implemented them.

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