Michael Bowes QC at world’s largest anti-corruption conference …

Panama Papers and Investigative Journalism at the heart of the agenda

The 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference will take place from 1 – 4 December in Panama City. Leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss how to best take the fight against corruption forward under the theme Time for Justice: Equity, Security, Trust. The four-day event will be opened by the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez.

With more than 1,500 participants from all over the world, this edition of the conference will have a particular focus on the enablers of corruption and investigative journalism with in-depth discussions of the Panama Papers.

Michael Bowes’ panel session is entitled “Integrity Pioneers and Community Solutions to Combating Judicial Corruption”. The judiciary has a key role to play in reducing corruption by acting as an effective safeguard and sanctioning the culprits. Unfortunately the judiciary is globally perceived as the second

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