Hieronder een – niet volledige – lijst van instanties, autoriteiten en groepen die witteboordencriminaliteit aanpakken en bestrijden – of dat zouden moeten doen – door ze in het volle daglicht te plaatsen, op te sporen, te vervolgen, te veroordelen en te straffen, regelgeving aan te passen en dergelijke. Veelal is hun werkterrein (iets) breder en bestrijden ze bijvoorbeeld corruptie, belastingontduiking, slecht ondernemerschap of houden bijvoorbeeld toezicht op marktregulerende regelgeving of de kwaliteit van beroepsuitoefening. Een omschrijving van de organisatie is ontleend aan de website. Vaak een nogal ronkende boilerplate, maar ik heb ze niet verzonnen. Naar eigen voorkeur heb ik ze per land alfabetisch gerangschikt:
Civil Society Coalition to support UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC): is a global network of over 310 civil society organisations (CSOs) in over 100 countries, committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Established in August 2006, it mobilises civil society action for UNCAC at international, regional and national levels.
Global Financial Integrity (GFI): promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money. In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security.
Global Integrity: champions transparent and accountable government around the world by producing innovative research and technologies that inform, connect, and empower civic, private, and public reformers seeking more open societies. Striving to ensure more transparent and accountable government for all citizens, regardless of state, region, or country, is at the crux of everything we do.
Global Witness: investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ): is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.
ProPublica: is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Tax Justice Network (TJN): is an independent organisation launched in the British Houses of Parliament in March 2003. It is dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the field of tax and regulation. We work to map, analyse and explain the role of taxation and the harmful impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens. Our objective is to encourage reform at the global and national levels. We are not aligned to any political party.
Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU): was formed in September 2008 as a joint initiative of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the ATP, the WTA and the Grand Slam Committee. The Unit has a global brief to protect the sport from all forms of betting-related corrupt practices.
Transparency International: One global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved.