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19.04.2019

Multi-purpose and Multiple Anti-Corruption Agencies: Considerations for Institutional Design

Drafted by Dr.Valts Kalniņš

This policy brief reviews trends, strengths and weaknesses associated with two models of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and principles for effective ACAs with a view to contribute to the debate about the future development of the institutional anti-corruption architecture in the Republic of Armenia.


11.04.2019

Human rights are universal and cannot have national limitations: Statement

On 5 April 2019, the National Assembly of Armenia held parliamentary hearings dedicated to the national human rights agenda upon the initiative of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Human Rights and Public Affairs and with the support of UNDP Armenia and the Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia. The speeches and comments pronounced during the hearings revealed once again the serious systemic problems in regards to respecting and protecting fundamental human rights.


11.04.2019

The Final Report of the Observation Mission of Snap Elections of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 9, 2018

“Final Report on the Observation Mission of Snap Elections of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 9, 2018” was presented during a public discussion held on April 8, 2019. It reflects the results of long-term and short-term observation of snap parliamentary elections conducted by "Akanates"" ("Eyewitness") observation mission, assessing the compliance of pre-election, election day and post-election processes to electoral legislation of Armenia and international standards, as well as possible risks of processes from the point of view of holding free, transparent and competitive elections.


09.04.2019

Final Report on Observation Mission of 2018 Snap Parliamentary Elections in Armenia

April 8, 2019 - The presentation of the Final report on observation mission on 2018 Snap Parliamentary Elections in Armenia was held on April 8 within the framework of “Building Capacities for Observation and Promoting the Integrity of Parliamentary Elections in Armenia” project funded by the European Union. Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC), Gregory Tsouris, Deputy Head of Cooperation Section, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, Adam Stefan, Deputy Director, Sustainable Development Office, USAID/Armenia, Larisa Minasyan, Executive Director, Open Society Foundations-Armenia, Levon Barseghyan, President of Journalists’ Club “Asparez” Board etc. delivered opening remarks during the event.


22.03.2019

The utmost important and urgent task at this moment should be the Armenian government’s clarification of its vision of anticorruption agenda and its elements: Sona Ayvazyan

On 20-22 March 2019, Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center took part in the OECD hosted Plenary Meeting of the Anticorruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) in Paris.

The meeting brought together anticorruption decision-makers from countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, countries of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, and representatives from international organizations and civil society.


14.03.2019

Issues on models of anticorruption agencies were discussed

On the initiative of Transparency International Anticorruption Center a working discussion was held on March 12, 2019. The discussion brought together Lena Nazaryan, Vice President of RA National Assembly, members of parliament, representatives of RA Government and law enforcement bodies, NGOs and independent experts. Valts Kalnins and Rouslan Riaboshapka, visiting experts of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anticorruption Network (ACN) delivered keynote addresses.


08.03.2019

Applications to the Transparency International School on Integrity 2019 are open

“Due to seven-day intensive program the alumni of Transparency International School on Integrity get acquainted with the latest developments in the field of anticorruption and accountability,”- says TIAC education programs coordinator Tatevik Barseghyan. Tatevik is a 2016 alumna of the school.


07.03.2019

As an ENEMO member, TIAC will observe presidential elections in Ukraine

As an associate member of the European Network for Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), Transparency international Anticorruption Center will observe the Presidential Elections in Ukraine on  March 31, 2019.


04.03.2019

Armenian anticorruption expert group’s visit to Ukraine

A group of anticorruption experts from Armenia, including TIAC representatives, paid a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on March 4-7 2019 for exchange of experience. A number of meetings are planned to be held with the representatives of anticorruption bodies, NGOs and international organizations. On the first day of the visit meetings were held with the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction of the Ukrainian parliament - the Verkhovna Rada, CSO committee engaging with the Parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction, the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, as well as National Agency on Corruption Prevention.


04.03.2019

Troika Laundromat revelations make the case for tougher supervision of Europe’s banking sector

As it is well known, Transparency International global anticorruption organization has frequently published press releases about international money laundering schemes based on revelations of its partner - the Organized Crime and Corruption Disclosure Project (OCCRP). This revelation on “Troika Laundromat” refers to money laundering by a Russian investment bank, Troika Dialog. The Troika Laundromat revelations published today by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and partner media outlets reveal the glaring shortcomings in anti-money laundering systems in Europe, and make the case for an EU-wide anti-money laundering supervisory authority, Transparency International said today.