DATES: NOV 2-6, 2020    
         
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE      
       
TUITION: $2245    
       

  

  

  

 


Overview

The course presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. Particular emphasis will be placed on recent developments and the immediate effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the recovery period to follow. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Governance and Anti-Corruption measures and the expected aftermath will be discussed in the context of topics selected from the areas listed below.

 

Format

The course will be delivered through 5 live on-Line sessions via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at 8:30am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the class to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

 

Course Outline

 Introduction

• Definitions and measurement of corruption

• Codes of conduct and accountability

 

International Anticorruption Mechanisms

• UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

• US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

• UNOCD Legislative Guide

• OECD Anti-bribery Convention

• Inter-American Convention Against Corruption

• Multilateral and bilateral programs

• International cooperation

 

Public Sector Mechanisms

• Government ethics and integrity

• Government oversight

• Transparency in procurement

• Financial regulatory mechanisms

 

Private Sector Issues and Mechanisms

• Issues of financial integrity

• Maintaining financial integrity

• Role of accounting

• Codes of ethics

 

Civil Society Mechanisms

• Roles and activities of Transparency International

• The right to information

• U.S. Freedom of Information Act

• Free and independent media

• The role of stakeholders: parliamentarians, judges, civil society, NGOs and media

 

Designing and Implementing UNCAC Legislation

• Drafting legislation

• Costs and sources of funding for implementation and training

• Implementation strategies

 

Course Advisors 

Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul, Hastings LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to international commercial matters, including counseling on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the design and implementation of special investigations and compliance programs. Mr. Dickinson is also a member of the ILI Board of Directors.

 

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI’s Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, State legislatures, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on the Private Advisory Council to the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.