Tackling Corruption in Defence and Security: Transparency International Defence Handbook Launch
Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency
Sir Stewart Eldon, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO
Mark Pyman, Programme Director, Transparency International UK
Avgustina Tzvetkova, Deputy Minister of Defence, Republic of Bulgaria
Chair: Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Co-President, Chatham House
Defence and security establishments and the military are often the most closed parts of any government. Corruption in these sectors is a waste of scarce resources, reduces public trust in the armed forces and security services and undermines international security. The panel discussed the impacts and causes of such corruption and the efforts by nations as diverse as Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Norway and Ukraine to implement tools that lay the groundwork for substantial change.
This event was held in association with Transparency International's Defence and Security Programme.
This event was followed by an open reception.