We’ve reached the half-way point of the 18th IACC! So far we’ve had over 40 sessions, 6 films, the Fair Play concert and countless exchanges among the attendees. But there’s much more to come! Check today’s agenda here and follow on Twitter at #18IACC
Here you can read some highlights from the second day, including coverage by the IACC Young Journalists team.
#18IACC Day 2 in Pics and Tweets
Plenary 2: Breaking the Global Web of Corruption
The panel discussed how dirty money, environmental crimes, terrorism and organised crime are connected and strengthened by corruption. Panelist Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: “The financial system and the banking system are essential part of the global web of corruption.”
There are concerns that “golden visa” schemes – EU countries selling residency and citizenship – are ripe for abuse. Find out whether the schemes provide golden tickets or get out of jail free cards to the corrupt.
Corruption Detrimental to Development
The accelerating progress on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development session highlighted how illicit financial flows rob poor countries of huge sums of money that could have helped development.
Interview: Exposing Corruption in Guatamala
IACC Young Journalist, Andrea Arzaba, speaks with former Guatemalan Court of Appeals Magistrate, Claudia Escobar.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Politicians need to be made accountable to deliver on their promises and commitments. Read about the legacy of the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit.
Films 4 Transparency
Yesterday, four films played, including two special pre-release screenings of the documentaries #pinkhairwhistleblower and The Trail of Ratko Mladic. The latter brought together the lead lawyers who faced off against each other at the International Criminal Court.
Fighting Corruption in Post-Truth America
Ever since the word post-truth was chosen as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2016, it has gained currency in the context of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the United States’ presidential elections, and the current political atmosphere in America.