Conference on Legal Remedies for High-Level Corruption

Corruption is flourishing in the global economy—how do its opponents best use national and international law to combat this trans-national scourge? The Open Society Justice Initiative and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict are hosting a day of discussions on the worldwide legal fight against high-level corruption. This all-day event will be attended by leading legal experts and practitioners from around the world, who will review successes and failures so far, and seek to identify priorities for the future in three panel-led sessions:

Where We Stand Now

A review of the state of the field, focused around representative case studies of significant cases and current litigation efforts.

Emerging Approaches 

How anticorruption groups around the world are expanding the legal tools available through the innovative use of existing laws. Panel participants will discuss public interest litigation in the Indian Supreme Court, the U.S. False Claims Act, efforts to use Africa’s human-rights mechanism, and the use of humanitarian law of pillage.

Pushing the Frontiers 

Looking forward, participants will discuss legal theories and concepts that may shape the future course of anticorruption efforts around the world.

Panel Participants Include:

  • Paul Collier, Elizabeth David-Barrett, Vuyelwa Kuuya, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Mutembo Nchito, Director of Public Prosecutions (Zambia)
  • Adetokunbo Mumuni, Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (Nigeria)
  • Yevgeniy A. Zhovtis, BOTA Foundation (Kazakhstan)
  • Arghya Sengupta, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (India)
  • Abiola Makinwa, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Paul Wamuti Ndegwa, Ndegwa, Muthama & Katisya Associates (Kenya)
  • Maud Perdriel-Vaissière, anticorruption consultant (France)
  • Samuel Nguiffo, Center for Environment and Development (Cameroon)
  • Bénédict De Moerloose, TRIAL (Switzerland)

RSVP:

This conference is free of charge and open to the public. Please RSVP to Vuyelwa Kuuya: vuyelwa.kuuya@politics.ox.ac.uk

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Date: June 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location

Saïd Business School, Oxford University