Fishrot – A Call For Restorative Justice: Namibian & Global Civil Society Urge Action
On 12 November 2022, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and Transparency International Iceland issued a joint media release supported by over 20 Namibian civil society organisations (CSOs) and international anti-corruption activists on the Fishrot scandal. The joint media release calls for restorative justice, specifically for:
- Samherji to submit to a process of reparation and remediation,
- Samherji’s international suppliers, customers, and business partners to review their arrangements with the Icelandic company,
- the Icelandic authorities to initiate criminal proceedings and take active steps to address corruption carried out by Icelandic citizens,
- the Namibian authorities to introduce further governance reform – particularly by amending the Marine Resources Act, which enabled Fishrot,
- international governments to take all available steps to ensure that proceeds of crime are not entering their economies through Samherji’s international investments made using proceeds of its Namibian business.
Read/Download the full release by clicking on the following link: https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/2022/11/Media_Release_TI-IS-IPPR-Fishrot-121122.pdf
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