The 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) with the theme Time for Justice: Equity, Security, Trust concluded on 4 December in Panama City with a strident call:
People all over the world – activists, governments, business and the media – must come together to defeat corruption and hold the corrupt to account in an era where integrity and truth are under attack.
The conference called for everyone in the anti-corruption movement to:
- join together to support public prosecutors in Brazil where new legislation threatens their work
- protect activists like Joe Moses, who was harassed on his journey from Papua New Guinea to Panama, and to
- safeguard journalists who write about corruption and are threatened because of the work they do.
In the home of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers, anti-corruption activists called for an end to the illicit networks that secrecy jurisdictions foster.
The final declaration proclaimed:
The time for action is now. Together we will strengthen our web of anti-corruption activists. Together, the public sector, business and civil society will hold the corrupt to account.
Read reports from the workshops and speeches at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference here. Read the closing remarks of Elena Panfilova, Vice-Chair of Transparency International.
The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018. Here’s a preview of what is coming up.
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