Workshop 5.1

Workshop 5.1 Sustaining Corruption Investigations in a hostile political environment

Stream 1 Peace & Security

Coordinator: Michael Hershman, Interpol Group of Experts on Corruption
Date: Saturday 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall

This workshop will explore the difficulties of conducting investigations when the target(s) are politically powerful and often are in authority. We will look at specific instances of interference with on-going investigations like the BAE case. This workshop belongs in the sustainable globalization stream. Whether the subject is climate, human rights, environmental or corruption without an independent investigatory, prosecutory and judicial, free from interference one cannot hope to sustain a corruption free atmosphere.

Moderator: Michael Hershman, Interpol Group of Experts on Corruption
Rapporteur: Louise Morel, Director General, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Barry O'Keefe, Retired Australian Supreme Court Justice

Franz Bruener, Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF
Martin Kreutner, Director, Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs, Austria

Nicholas Hildyard, founder and Director, The Corner House
Sarah Sexton, Director, The Corner House