Information Center: Policy Briefs & Research
The following is a report on Human Rights and Equatorial Guinea's poor performance.
In the present submission for the forthcoming 19th session of the Universal Periodic Review of Equatorial Guinea, EG Justice and the RIDH highlight the current human rights situation in the country, particularly with regard to civil and political rights, and makes recommendations to address persistent violations
OSI prepared a summary of evidentiary materials submitted in May 2013 to the United States District Court for the Central District of California by the U.S. Department of Justice to support its claims for forfeiture of approximately $32 million of property owned by Teodorin Nguema Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, arising from allegations that it derives from the proceeds of extortion, misappropriation, bribery and other criminal conduct.
API’s Suit Against SEC Transparency Rule Moves Forward in District Court
A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit, but the Department of Justice may still proceed in the forfeiture case against Teodorin’s Gulfstream jet.
An overview of the economic, political, and social situation in Equatorial Guinea.
The lack of fiscal transparency in Equatorial Guinea leads to widespread corruption and negative outcomes for most Equatoguinean citizens.
The report "Disempowered Voices: The Status of Civil Society in Equatorial Guinea" analyzes the serious obstacles that civil society organizations encounter.
This policy paper assesses Equatorial Guinea’s 2006 Oil Law, how its provisions hinder intra-governmental and public oversight and accountability; and how, as a whole, it fails to promote the type of transparency espoused by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative. It also offers succinct and constructive recommendations to the EG government to address the current deficiencies in the law.
"Transparency and Accountability in Equatorial Guinea: Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration" calls on the U.S. government to push for reform in Equatorial Guinea.