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.



Check out GOPAC’s March Newsletter!

GOPAC’s March newsletter is now available online. In our latest issue, we showcase a symposium on grand corruption at Harvard University where GOPAC’s Chief Executive Officer participated as a panellist. You can also read about a proposed bill on asset recovery brought forward by the Chair of GOPAC Brazil and the Parliamentary Network’s field visit in Peru which involved GOPAC members from Kenya, Timor-Leste, and Peru.


GOPAC Executive Director at Harvard University

Akaash Maharaj, GOPAC’s Executive Director, participated in a panel of experts at the “Combatting Grand Corruption: Is International Law the Answer?” symposium organized by the Harvard Law and International Development Society. In his address to students, professors, and representatives from public and private sector organizations, Mr Maharaj spoke about GOPAC’s values and main activities, the devastating burden corruption imposes on human life, and the different options GOPAC has been pursuing in order to realise international prosecutions of acts of grand corruption.

Video (File must be opened with QuickTime)

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)