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Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was released on parole on Sunday, according to local media, six months into his year-long sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Incumbent Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin previously announced the former PM’s release on Tuesday.  Thaksin, 74, was seen leaving Police General Hospital in the Pathum Wan District of [...]

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Shannon McKeown-Gilmore is a BCL candidate at the University of Oxford and a JURIST Assistant Editor. She grew up in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill made history last weekend after she was appointed Northern Ireland’s first-ever nationalist first minister. The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) Emma Little-Pengelly has been nominated as the deputy first minister. [...]

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The US and the EU issued statements on Saturday and Friday highlighting their concerns over the Kosovo government’s recent actions in relation to the raiding of Serbian-run organisations, as well as the banning of Serbian currency. The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Jeffrey M. Hovenier, said that the US government was “deeply concerned about recent actions [...]

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the NGO Environics Trust (ET) and its top officials for allegedly violating the provisions of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010. As per the FIR , ET allegedly transferred money for disaster relief to address the aftermath of Super Cyclonic [...]

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Since 2014, Ukraine has taken decisive steps toward combating corruption. This has included the adoption of anti-corruption legislation and the establishment of anti-corruption bodies that operate in accordance with international standards. Furthermore, there has been a concerted effort to identify and address the root causes of corruption in Ukraine. Notably, the presence of an oligarchy [...]

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Russia’s Ministry of Justice designated popular fiction writer Grigori Chkhartishvili (pen name Boris Akunin) a “foreign agent” for his criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ministry said Friday that Chkhartishvili “opposed the special military operation in Ukraine.” Chkhartishvili’s cited opposition was a Facebook post written the day Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in [...]

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Tang Shuangning, the former Chairperson of state-owned Chinese banking behemoth Everbright Group, was arrested on charges of embezzlement, accepting bribes and “privately reading publications with serious political problems,” China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Monday. Just days ago on January 7, Shuangning was expelled from the Chinese Community Party on charges of “serious violations of disciplines [...]

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Investors for Paris Compliance (I4PC) launched a complaint against the Ontario Securities Commission and the Autorité des marchés financiers of Québec on Tuesday, asserting that Canada’s big five banks’ sustainable investing disclosures are misleading to shareholders.  The complaint called out BMO, Scotiabank, CIBC, TD and RBC for providing possibly misleading environmental, social and governance (ESG) [...]

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Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu suspended on Monday the country’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, with immediate effect over allegations of transferring funds related to the government’s social welfare program into a private bank account. The suspension order issued by the Special Advisor to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, [...]

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