The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world. Since its inception, GOPAC has provided information and analysis, established international benchmarks, and improved public awareness through a combination of global pressure and national action.



Blog: Defence and Security Sector Oversight in the Fight Against Corruption

Jean Pierre Chabot, Advisor at the GOPAC Global Secretariat writes about our latest position paper on parliamentary oversight of the defence and security sectors on the Security Sector Reform Resource Centre’s “The Hub” blog. In his post, he explains that it is crucial for parliamentarians to find a proper balance between accountability and secrecy in their oversight work of the defence and security sectors. Mr Chabot argues that adequate oversight of these sectors is critical to safeguarding democracy and ensuring stewardship of peace, our greatest public good.

Blog Post

GOPAC Chair on HSBC Tax-Evasion Scandal

GOPAC Chair Ricardo Garcia Cervantes discusses the HSBC scandal on Capital Radio (Spain) and offers his expert opinion on how to address these types of corruption cases which are still far too common.

Interview (only available in Spanish)

Check out GOPAC’s February Newsletter!

GOPAC’s February newsletter is now available online. In our latest issue, we proudly announce our new partnership with the Islamic Development Bank and showcase our recently launched position paper on parliamentary oversight of the defence and security sectors. We have also released our latest Making a Difference video clip which features GOPAC Argentina Chair Paula Bertol.


Greater Transparency and Oversight Needed in Defence and Security Sectors to Fight Corruption

GOPAC is calling on parliamentarians throughout the world to make oversight of the defence and security sectors a priority in their fight against corruption and ensure that there is a justifiable balance between the need for secrecy and the need for transparency. The call is reflected in GOPAC’s position paper on oversight of the defence and security sectors, Oversight is the Continuation of Democracy by Other Means, launched today.

News Release