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.
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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Professor Emeritus & Vice Chair Transparency International Canada
Vice Chair, FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, Former Board Member of Transparency International Canada
Past Events and Recordings
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
- Accompanying Resource: Timeline of Money Laundering Noise, Money Laundering Reality and Anti-Money Laundering Proactive Steps Related to British Columbia
ESG Ratings - Where Does Anti-Corruption Fit?
MAY 24, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Accompanying Resource: Supplemental Reading on Environmental, Social, and Governance "The ESG Movement"
Anti-Corruption Law Program: International Anti-Corruption Court: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
MAR 9, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Accompanying Resource: Summary of ACLP Panelists' Position on the IACC, prepared by Ms. Olatunji Ademiju, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria
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
- Accompanying Resource: Briefing Note on Whistleblowing
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