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TIAC Executive Director аs part of Armenian delegation took part in a panel discussion on transitional justice in Tunisia

On March 2-3, 2020, the International Center for Transitional Justice held a conference in Tunis, Tunisia, on the fight against corruption and the recovery of ill-gotten assets as a critical element of transitional justice processes. It brought together experts, policymakers, officials and activists from Tunisia, South Africa, Kenya, the Philippines, Gambia and Armenia, which are now pursuing transitional justice measures where accountability for corruption is a key challenge. Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center also attended the event аs part of the Armenian delegation and was a speaker at a panel discussion under the theme “What are the challenges in holding perpetrators of corruption during dictatorship accountable and ending ‘State capture’?” 


Transparency Germany welcomes corruption Investigation Into Karin Strenz and Eduard Lintner

The anti-corruption organisation Transparency Deutschland welcomes the investigation by the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt am Main into corruption allegations against Karin Strenz and Eduard Lintner. In March 2019, Transparency Germany filed criminal complaints against these current and former members of Bundestag for bribery and corruption of public officials in the course of the Azerbaijani Laundromat scandal, in accordance with Section 108e of the Criminal Code. The Rostock public prosecutor decided in May 2019 not to launch an investigation.


2019 Corruption Perceptions Index shows anti-corruption efforts stagnating in G7 countries

Analysis reveals corruption more pervasive in countries where money influences political power

Berlin, 23 January 2020 – More than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International.


TIAC report now available on TI Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub

The TIAC report on Armenia's progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 16 prior to the Velvet Revolution of 2018 is now available on the website of the Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub of Transparency International.


TIAC Executive Director participated in roundtable on transparency in Iraq via Skype

On December 20-21 a roundtable “Supporting Transparency in Iraq: A Reflection and Coordination Dialogue” took place in Erbil, Iraq. The event was organized by International Republican Institute’s Center for Global Impact with the help of the Iraqi field team. Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center took part in the panel discussion via Skype on December 21 and presented the experience of Armenian civil society in the fight against corruption before and after the Armenian revolution of 2018.


On International Anti-corruption Day an expert panel discussion in Armenia focused on Fighting Corruption for Sustainable Development Goals

9 December, 2019, Yerevan

On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International Anticorruption Center of Armenia (TIAC) had organized a panel discussion under the theme Fighting Corruption for Sustainable Development Goals seeking to present and discuss the progress made by Armenia towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 16. A large number of participants took part in the four separate panels, including representatives of the government, international organizations, civil society and the media.


Statement on International Anti-corruption Day

Early 2019 was marked by the launch of a new parliament, formed through equal, competitive, and free elections, and the formation of an executive branch, which by its subsequent actions confirmed its clear political will to fight corruption. In the second half of 2019, a sound process of advancing anticorruption policy was pursued in Armenia which created the required bases for the legal and institutional system.


CSO Meter regional report launched

On December 3, 2019 ECNL and its local partners presented in Brussels, Belgium the main findings and recommendations of CSO Meter country and regional reports. TIAC Lawyer Anush Hakobyan and TIAC Expert Tatevik Margaryan participated in the presentation of the report.


Corruption as Statecraft

Transparency International Defence & Security global programme has published “Corruption as Statecraft: Using Corrupt Practices as Foreign Policy Tools” report, which among other issues, addresses Armenia’s dependence on Russian gas.

The case study on Armenia is mentioned below,  the full report by Transparency International – Defence and Security, available here.


Capacity-building training for TIAC election monitoring staff launched

In the frameworks of a project implemented in partnership with the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) a capacity-building project for TIAC staff was launched on November 29. The trainings aim to boost the efficiency and quality of our future election monitoring efforts. The representatives of Promo-LEX Association and TIAC election team will exchange their long-term experience during the three days.