Ten years ago Transparency International UK set up its Defence and Security Programme. Programme Director Mark Pyman, will speak about progress made in the last ten years and what remains to be done.
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright London
With huge contracts and high secrecy, the defence and security sectors have a high risk of corruption. Protecting national security is often used as an excuse to hide information that should be available to the public.
Everyone pays the cost of corruption. Money wasted on defence corruption could improve corruption-resources-corruption-resources-education or corruption-resources-corruption-resources-healthcare, or be used to provide soldiers and police officers with the equipment they actually need. Corruption in defence and security destroys trust in the government and puts soldiers’ lives at risk.
The lecture will be given by Mark Pyman, Director of Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme, based on ten years of active work in this area. It will review how governments, police and armed forces, working together with civil society, can make much more progress than is the case today. It will also cover the need for a new approach to corruption issues in national security policy for nations of all sizes and explore a new approach to preventing conflict, strengthening institutions and reducing social grievance.
18.30 Mark Pyman – ‘FIghting Corruption in the Defence Sector’
19.10 Question and Answer session
19.45 Drinks reception
TI-UK presentations from recent speaking engagements:
Watchdogs Report – Legislative Oversight of Defence and Security Presentation by Oliver Cover to the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, February 2014.
Corruption in the UK Presentation by Rachel Davies at TI-UK’s Beginners Guide to Corruption, December 2013.
Lobbying ethics and the law, Presentation at Sussex University Corruption and Anti-Corruption Conference, September 2013.
Corruption risk Presentation to AMLP by Robert Barrington, June 2013
Bribery Act Achievements and Challenges Presentation to Sussex Centre for Corruption Research by Robert Barrington, May 2013
Bribery & Corruption in the not-for-profit sector Presentation to Charity Commission – Voluntary Sector Fraud Group Stakeholder by Robert Barrington, May 2013
Corruption in the UK Presentation to FCO visiting group by Robert Barrington, May 2013
Corruption Presentation to Chevreux by Robert Barrington, April 2013
Corruption and Markets Presentation at Royal Holloway University, March 2013
Corruption Presentation to The Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers by Robert Barrington, February 2013
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