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TI-UK at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

  • Date: Thursday, 04 September 2014
  • Location: Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL
  • Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Transparency International UK is running a specialised workshop at the thirty-second Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime


Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime will take place at Jesus College Cambridge, UK, from Monday 1st September through Sunday 7th September 2014.

Transparency International UK is running a specialised workshop on Thursday 4th September 2014:

Workshop 16 – 17:30-18:30.

Does the UK need a Corrupt Enrichment Law?

  • Nick Maxwell, Transparency International UK
  • Sue Hawley, Corruption Watch
  • Antonio Suarez-Martinez, Edwards Wildman
  • Alan Bacarese, International anti corruption expert

TI-UK believes that there should be no impunity for the corrupt: assets stolen through corruption should be identified, frozen, seized and – with proper safeguards – returned to the rightful owners. Our long-term goal is to ensure that the UK does not act as a safe haven or clearing house for international corruption, through examining the effectiveness of the UK’s anti-corruption laws. In December 2013 TI-UK published Closing Down the Safe Havens: Ending Impunity for Corrupt Individuals by Seizing and Recovering their Assets in the UK, and one of the key recommendations was to consider a Corrupt Enrichment Law. A taskforce was subsequently convened which included senior representation from legal profession and law enforcement, as well as academia, civil society and and government.  The role of the taskforce has been to examine whether a new law, or new powers are needed against corrupt enrichment, and to develop and draft new legislation if required. Its role has been similar to TI’s analysis and preparatory drafting of the Bribery Bill.

This workshop will give insight into the work of the taskforce and is a chance for participants in the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime to give their views.

For further information on the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, please contact Mrs Angela Futter, Conference Manager: info@crimesymposium.org.

The The 2014 Symposium Programme is available here.

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