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Corruption in judicial systems - Global Corruption Report 2007 to launch at LSE

A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss corruption in judicial systems - it's causes, consequences and remedies, in a public debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 24 May.

The event marks the launch of Transparency International's 2007 Global Corruption Report and is hosted by Transparency International and LSE's Crisis States Research Centre.

Discussing the report's key findings and examining possible remedies for judicial corruption will be

  • Huguette Labelle, chair, Transparency International
  • Keith Henderson, American University
  • Gugulethu Moyo, International Bar Association
  • José Ugáz, former prosecutor Fujimori case

Huguette Labelle, Transparency International, will chair this event.

Corruption in Judicial Systems - Causes, Consequences, Remedies is on Thursday 24 May 2007 at 6-7.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Active participation from the audience is encouraged.

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To reserve a press seat for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

For more information on the Global Corruption Report, email press@transparency.org| 

Notes

About the Global Corruption Report 2007
The report is one of TI's annual flagship publications and provides an authoritative overview of the state of corruption around the world. For 2007 it brings together scholars, legal professionals and civil society activists from around the world to examine how, why and where corruption mars judicial processes, and to reflect on remedies for corruption-tainted systems. Included are thirty-seven country case studies; recommendations for judges, political powers, prosecutors, lawyers and civil society; and sixteen empirical studies of corruption in various sectors, including the judiciary. See http://www.transparency.org/publications/gcr|

About Transparency International (TI):
TI is the civil society organisation leading the global fight against corruption. Through more than ninety chapters worldwide and an international secretariat, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption, and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
For more information please visit www.transparency.org|

16 May 2007

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