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ASP 12: Bring Victims Center Stage

The Hague — Governments meeting this week at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) should stay focused on improving the delivery of meaningful justice to victims of grave crimes through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Rome Statute system, the Coalition for the ICC said today.

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Letter from Kenya's Civil Society Organizations to the African Union - 9 October 2013

Your Excellency,

RE: THE GOVERNMENT OF KENYA’S UNWILLINGNESS TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE CRIMES ARISING FROM THE 2007/08 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE IN KENYA

The undersigned organisations, send you compliments on the eve of the Extraordinary Session of the African Union Assembly (AU), and we would like in this regard to raise the following issues:

Registration for the OGP Summit and Civil Society Day – DEADLINE September 27

Registration for the OGP Summit and Civil Society Day – DEADLINE September 27

Making UNCAC Work : Coaltion Statement Ahead of the 5th Conference of States Parties in Panama

Recalling that corruption weakens public institutions and the rule of law, damages the competi-tive and private investment climate, jeopardizes sustainable development and fosters instability;

Reminding States Parties of their commitments under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively and their obligation to ensure implementation;

UNCAC PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds of public interest groups worldwide tell governments the MDGs will fail unless nations address corruption now

25 September 2013 Abuja/ Berlin/Buenos Aires/ Manila/ Rabat - Hundreds of public interest organisations around the world sent a message today to UN General Assembly President John Ashe and to their national leaders calling on them to stop the haemorrhaging of public funds caused by corruption—funds that could be used to reduce maternal deaths and child mortality, ensure education for all, provide clean drinking water and sanitation and reduce the damaging effects of climate change, all major Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Coalition Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly

The MDGs will fail unless governments address corruption now

Dear UN General Assembly President Ashe,

Kenyan Civil Society Group files case challenging Election Process - Uncac Coalition, March 16, 2013

Nairobi, 16 March 2013.

Members of Kenya’s civil society filed a case in the Supreme Court today, challenging the legitimacy of the March 4th 2013 General Election.

“Our case is not about who’s won, but how the public has lost – we lost the promise of a transparent, accurate and effective process,” said Gladwell Otieno, Executive Director of Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) who filed the case. Otieno spearheads the Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice (KPTJ) coalition, which includes members and individuals from Kenya’s civil society.

Civil society recommendations in reaction to new G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2013 - 2014

We (the Civil Society Organization ) recently learned that there will be an important G20-related civil society meeting in Moscow on 11-13 December 2013. To bring anti-corruption messages to that meeting, Transparency International and Global Witness have put together the attached statement in reaction to the new G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. The Coordination Committee of the UNCAC Coalition has endorsed the letter for UNCAC Coalition sign on.

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Online Tools to Fight Corruption: Two Case Studies from Morocco and Kenya

Mamdawrinch.com is an interactive website aiming to encourage citizen participation in the fight against corruption in Morocco. It enables Moroccans to report acts of corruption, file complaints, and share information anonymously and in the language of their choosing – Moroccan dialect, Arabic, or French.

Integrity: Constitutional Commissions and the Role of the Commission of Administrative Justice

It is no accident that efforts to promote transformative leadership, ethics and integrity in public service is fast devolving into contestations on whether or not it is within the mandate of the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ),(the Office of the Ombudsman)and other constitutional commissions and independent offices to vet public servants for elective and appointive offices.

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