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Deadly Force Database

For those interested in research into extra-judicial killings and police use of deadly force in Kenya, The Daily Nation news site has an excellent graphical database that can get you started in looking into deaths caused by police in Kenya. It covers 3 years (2015, 2016 and 2017 to date) and dis-aggregates the data based […]

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BTC-e, Money Laundering and Rising Enforcement pressure on digital currency exchanges

A Russian national and key figure behind the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange was arrested in Greece after US federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment covering multiple regulatory and money laundering offences that allegedly allowed the exchange to launder billions of dollars in crypto-currency over 6 years. The unsealed (but redacted) indictment is available here: Vinnik Superseding Indictment […]

When is a child criminally responsible?

For those interested in substantive criminal law, here is an article discussing how South Asian countries’s criminal laws determine the age at which kids are criminally responsible. What is most notable is that each country’s penal code answers this question differently and the age of responsibility ranges from 7 years of age in India and […]

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Wednesday News Wall 19 October 2016

CORRUPTION The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, drew criticism for comments during the week that were seen as ‘feigning helplessness’ in the war against graft while deflecting blame to other organs of state. The Kenyan Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission says it is in the process of recovering Ksh.5.5 billion ($54 million in 2016) that was allegedly […]

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New Anti-Bribery Management Standard: ISO 37001:2016

The International Organisation for Standardisation (known by its French acronym: ISO) has just published an anti-bribery management standard. The document is available for sale and the abstract reads: “ISO 37001:2016 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be stand-alone or can be integrated […]

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Friday News Flip 14 October 2016

CORRUPTION The Kenyan ombudsman has accused the Treasury of diverting funds from government ministries. It is unclear whether or not the diversion may have been for fraudulent purposes. The South African ombudsman has delayed the release of an anti-corruption report into ‘state capture’ by President Jacob Zuma’s wealthy friends pending the hearing of a case […]

Wednesday News Wall 12 October 2016

CORRUPTION The Kenyan Ministry of Lands is reshuffling staff and digitising records in a bid to stem corruption. Staff who have served in one station for more than three years are targeted in the reshuffle in a bid to disrupt corruption cartels. Chapman University presented its third annual Survey of American Fears. Among the findings: […]

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Monday News Muse 10 October 2016

CORRUPTION At least 8 Nigerian judges have been detained in an anti-corruption operation involving $800,000 dollars allegedly found in the judges’ possession. The operation comes amidst claims that the judges took bribes. Lawyers and fellow judges have been vocal in criticising the arrests. CRIMINAL LAW Four suspects- all of the employees of the same Kenyan […]

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Monday News Muse 26 September 2016

CORRUPTION The Brazilian corruption train rolls on as a former finance minister and current President find themselves being prosecuted for their roles in graft. A former IMF chief from Spain also faces trial for running a ‘corrupt’ system when head of a local bank. Students of the corruption investigation process will appreciate a new website […]