*** Download the article as a PDF *** Introduction Following a series of damning and damaging leaks from the financial services industry over the past several years, there has been a commitment to alter conduct and ensure accountability within the industry, however, following the latest FinCEN leaks it is evident this is not the … Continue reading The FinCEN Files: Leakers and Whistleblowers Combating Economic Crime
Introduction While several types of economic crimes exist, this article will focus only on money laundering, fraud, and corruption. The general framework of the study that has inspired this post was based on a comparison between the traditional methods of financial crime detection and the "new" ones that entail the use of artificial intelligence. Specifically, … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence the future of Anti-Financial Crime?
Acting as an international expert in the area of corruption and good governance for the Council of Europe - Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, I have recently been given the honour of working within the project CLEP (Controlling corruption through Law Enforcement and Prevention), which aims at supporting the reform of the … Continue reading Anti-corruption corporate white list: A further step towards the establishment of good corporate citizenship?
This article has been inspired by the discussion that took place during the international conference "Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice" that was held in London on the 10th of May 2019. The awarding of whistleblowers is a subject that has always presented two polarising views. On one hand, the view is that whistleblowers should be compensated … Continue reading The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?
Yesterday, I participated in an interview-debate on TRT World television, which is Turkey’s first international English-language news network with a global audience of over 260 million households. The debate was part of The Newsmakers, which is TRT World's flagship current affairs programme, and focused on the fight against corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed … Continue reading Debate on corporate corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed to Park Guen-Hye in South Korea
Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a huge Facebook data breach, has come under scrutiny for its role in interfering with our democratic processes on both sides of the Atlantic, meddling in Brexit Referendum and Donald Trump’s election. The shattering revelations that have emerged in the latest days about the corporate misconducts carried … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data breach: A corporate social responsibility analysis
On the 5th of February 2018, I was interviewed by Al Jazeera International during the 6 pm News. This "live" interview was held after that Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, who was jailed for corruption, was released from prison on appeal. The Samsung scandal was related to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over alleged corruption … Continue reading Three thoughts on corporate corruption in the wake of the Samsung’s heir release from prison
On 21 December 2017, “the Trump Administration announced the launch of a new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world.” Such an objective has been pursued through the issuance of a new presidential executive order, which is a legal instrument through which the President of the United States manages the … Continue reading The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act from a corporate social responsibility perspective