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Michael Bowes QC for Anti-Corruption Manifesto: ‘turn the talk into action’


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The Leaders’ Anti-Corruption Manifesto represents an impressive project consisting of a diverse collection of statements given by over 50 international leaders in business and civil society.

Through these statements, the world leaders show their views on the progress that should be achieved at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit hosted by the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Michael Bowes QC, trustee of Transparency International UK and one of the leaders invited to give statement, promotes a simple but demanding message: ‘turn the talk into action’.

Michael asserts, among others, that ‘(t)he Panama Papers scandal is a siren call to arms […] ‘ and that has already have significant effect: ‘on 15 April five EU law enforcement agencies in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain have agreed to share data’.

The Manifesto was born due to the collaboration between Transparency International, The B Team, Thomson Reuters, the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, the ONE campaign and the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.

The project was launched on Wednesday 11 May 2016 and is now available here.


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