January 02, 2012

Asia-Pacific Anti-Corruption Conference Emphasizes Multi-Dimensional Approach

January 2012

From September 28–29, 2011, Mary Greer, ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) senior criminal law advisor, representing ABA ROLI’s regional anti-corruption advisor in Asia, attended the seventh conference of the Asia-Pacific anti-corruption initiative. The initiative is led by the Asian Development Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and it provides critical leadership and infrastructure to member countries to garner and target limited resources to address corruption.

Organized in cooperation with the Indian government, the New Delhi conference gathered more than 100 experts from 28 member countries, serving as a forum for establishing and implementing an effective, multidisciplinary anti-corruption framework. The conference focused on assisting and encouraging governments, businesses and citizens to find comprehensive approaches that address corruption through prevention—in both public and private sectors—detection and law enforcement.

Participants, including policymakers, legislators, compliance practitioners, civil society actors and private sector representatives, engaged in intensive discussions to identify best practices and address common issues. Leading global experts from enterprises, businesses, associations, civil society and international, multilateral and donor organizations shared their experiences during a series of plenary sessions. Sessions covered a diverse set of topics, including international cooperation in conducting multijurisdictional investigations, prevention and detection of corruption in public procurement, corporate compliance and ethics, and citizen engagement in combating corruption.

You can find more information about the conference here.

To learn more about our work in the Asia-Pacific region, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.