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Loophole plug urged for graft law after hung juries. According to University of Hong Kong law professor Eric Cheung Tat-ming and lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, formerly a graft-buster with the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the failure of two juries to convict former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang on a bribery charge has highlighted the defect in the anti-corruption law that gives the chief executive more freedom to accept an advantage.

Links between corruption and wildlife crime highlighted at UN anti-corruption conference.  The Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) spearheaded a number of events at the 7th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption to encourage Parties to both conventions to tackle the corruption associated with illicit wildlife trade.

Mapped: Where multilateral climate funds spend their money.  Carbon Brief has mapped more than 1,000 projects being funded by the four main multilateral climate funds.

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