Corruption Watch is concerned with the way in which the failure to tackle corruption impacts on democracy, especially where there is collusion between government/political parties and the private sector to keep rules weak and prevent information becoming public.
Corruption Watch is a unique NGO and activist organisation. Founded by Andrew Feinstein and Susan Hawley, they undertake investigations into cases of grand corruption in order to reveal patterns and systems of corruption, predominantly but not exclusively in the global arms trade.
The website states:
We believe that corruption corrodes democracy, undermines the rule of law and socio-economic development in both buying and selling countries.
We are particularly concerned with the role that the private sector in developed countries plays in exacerbating corruption and undermining governance in poorer countries, and with the ways in which developed country governments respond to this, ranging from collusion to weak enforcement of rules designed to tackle it – where they exist. We:
- expose cases of corruption and publicise them as widely as possible;
- engage with policy-makers and law enforcers to advocate for changes to laws and to practices to enhance anti-corruption efforts; also with corporate leaders to change business practices and corporate governance;
- we engage in broad activism to build pressure for change; This includes engagement with shareholders, political interest groups, activist groups and ordinary citizens.
CW-UK Reports Pages
- Corporate accountability for grand corruption and the rule of law in the UK, Current WIP
- Dereliction of Duty: How Weak Arms Export Licence Controls in the UK Facilitated Corruption and Exacerbated Instability in the Niger Delta, 2017
- The Shadow World, 2016
- The Shadow World Documentary, 2016
- Arms Trade Manual, WIP
- The South African "Arms Deal", WIP
- Oxford Handbook of Organised Crime, 2014
- The Angola-Russia Debt Deal, 2014
- Website: Corruption Watch UK
- Twitter: @corruptnwatchuk
- Facebook: Corruption Watch UK
- Contact: Corruption Watch UK
- YouTube: Corruption Watch UK videos
- Arms Industry (Andrew Feinstein: video + talk)
- Transparency International UK combats corruption in the UK, reducing the UK’s role in fuelling corruption overseas and combating corruption in the international defence and security sectors.
- Global Witness campaigns to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by corruption in the global political and economic system.