Peter A Allard School of Law

Anti-Corruption Law Program

The Anti-Corruption Law Program (ACLP) is an ongoing series of public education events – including keynote public lectures, seminars, partial-day and full-day invited conferences, and colloquium format sessions – that are open to lawyers, business-people, law enforcement officials, government representatives and bureaucrats, students, and academics alike. These public education events are designed to provide a fertile setting for learning and informed discussion among participant panelists and registrants regarding the role the law may play in the global fight against corrupt business practices.  


"The Life Cycle of Dirty Money"

This unique anti-money laundering series is designed and coordinated by Jeffrey Simser, former Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Each session will be free and held online on seven consecutive Thursdays at 9:00 am PST (12 noon EST), from January 11 to February 22, 2024.  


 ACLP is a collaborative effort founded by three organizations: The Peter A. Allard School of Law (Allard School of Law) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Transparency International Canada (TI Canada), and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy at UBC (ICCLR). In 2016, these stakeholders combined forces and engaged in Collective Action in order to bring together anti-corruption experts. ACLP focused on having such experts teach each other (and registrants) about best practices, policies, and enforcement strategies to fight corruption. The three founding organizations each had core competencies and experiences in research and scholarship, teaching, raising awareness and advocating in the fight against corruption, both within Canada and abroad. Rather than combatting corruption as individual organizations, these three founding partners of the ACLP combined resources to work together, providing a clear example of the power of collective action in advancing the anti-corruption movement in Canada. ACLP attracted support from a number of public and private organizations, including law firms, accounting/consulting firms, engineering firms, resource extraction companies, NGOs, government organizations, and interdisciplinary academic units at UBC, as well as other universities in Canada and abroad. 

The need for robust and easily accessible public education, applied research, and scholarship in the area of anti-corruption was evident; sophisticated ongoing professional education in this area was underdeveloped in Canada, and rigorous applied research in anti-corruption in the Canadian context was severely lacking. In order to be effective in the fight against corruption, legal practitioners, public policy makers, and business-people alike needed an accessible learning forum in which to cultivate a deeper understanding of the potential of the use of law; ACLP set out to fulfill this unmet need.  

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Joseph Weiler
Professor Emeritus & Vice Chair Transparency International Canada



John Ritchie
Vice Chair, FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, Former Board Member of Transparency International Canada


Past Events and Recordings 

The Cullen Commission 18 Months Later — Where Do We Stand?

December 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Digital Government: How Can it be Used as a Tool to Combat Corruption?

October 10, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Preventing Corruption in the Post War Reconstruction of Ukraine - Session 1: Existing Situation

June 8, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Implementing the Cullen Commission Recommendations for Institutional Reform Within the Government of British Columbia

February 2, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cullen Commission Inquiry: Unidentified Wealth Orders and the Future of Civil Forfeiture

November 22, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

What Does the Cullen Commission Mean for Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada?

October 31, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Implementing the Cullen Commission Recommendations to Improve Private Sector Self-Regulation to Combat Money Laundering

September 19, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

ESG Ratings - Where Does Anti-Corruption Fit?

MAY 24, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: International Anti-Corruption Court: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

MAR 9, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Integrating Anti-Corruption into Canadian Foreign Policy

DEC 6, 2021 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Anti-Corruption Law Program: Financial Crime Law Enforcement in Canada - Key Issues the Government of Canada Should Consider Respecting a Proposed Financial Crimes Agency

NOV 17, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Anti-Corruption Law Program: Women in Anti-Corruption: Roundtable Event to Explore the Relationship Between Gender and Corruption

OCT 4, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Anti-Corruption Technologies - Capabilities, Challenges, and Future Trends

JULY 8, 2021  | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Roundtable Discussion on Whistleblowing - Protections, Abuses and Reporting Systems

MAY 28, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Mining Industry Issues (ESTIMA, M&A Due Diligence, Human Rights, Sustainability)

APRIL 30, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Public Infrastructure Finance - Expectations for Ethical Behaviour
MARCH 25, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Anti-Corruption Law Program: Protecting Procurement Systems from Abuse – Government and Private Sector Approaches
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Anti-Corruption Law Program: Integrity and Anti-Corruption for Small and Medium Enterprises - Getting It Right
JANUARY 29, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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