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2011 > 20 Key Indicators > Forest Infractions

There are constitutional bodies such as the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAG) and the Economic and Organised Crime Unit (EOCU) (previously the Serious Fraud Office) that are set up as anti- corruption units.
There have not been any publicised reports on these bodies dealing directly with forestry related corruption. However, there have been unofficial reports of some forestry officials being investigated particularly by the EOCU.

There is no official publication of forest offenders apart from those that are arrested and/or prosecuted which appear in the newspapers. Nonetheless, in the publication of the revenue disbursements the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands and Forestry Commission (FC) do indicate how much is owed by contractors but fall short of naming these contractors. Attempts made in 2003 by the FC to publish the names of contractors in arrears on payment of royalties were met with court injunctions from the timber trade association (GTA), which could be one reason why the Commission is reluctant to publish details on infractions.

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