The time for justice, equity, security and trust is now

The time for justice, equity, security and trust is now

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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:

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.

Read the full Panama Declaration here.

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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