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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Past Events AND RECORDINGS
JULY 8, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
MAY 28, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Accompanying Resource: Briefing Note on Whistleblowing
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