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Democracy and Human Rights Under Siege: Tackling Corruption's Darkest Side

The corrupts’ ambitions have a profound impact on human rights and the health of democratic regimes. We are witnessing, at alarming rate, new kleptocracies and captured states, all of which often result in more crimes against humanity. With dozens of elections taking place around the world during 2023, 2024 and 2025, each state can either walk the stairway to heaven or face a highway to hell. How can our movement, along with countless leaders of integrity, best protect the fundamental rights and dignity of billions around the world?


  • The Imperative of Inclusion: Marginalized Communities in The Fight against Corruption

    Acknowledging the intrinsic link between discrimination and corruption, this workshop will feature unique insights into the ways corruption disrupts marginalized communities, including young people, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI+ communities, from accessing services, seeking justice, and exercising their political and civil rights.

    the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

    Equal Rights Trust, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Justice Without Frontiers Lebanon, Civic Educators' Association of Ukraine and Outright International

  • Reversing State Capture: Lessons from Around The World

    While there is some consensus on the basic features of national systems resistant to corruption and the traits of high-level large-scale corruption are known, an understanding of how to reverse state capture is insufficient. Examples from Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa, where new governments and anti-corruption activists have scored some successes, will connect different actors in the search for solutions.

    Warsaw School of Economics

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI–S), Vérité Research Sri Lanka, Presidential Open and Electronic Government Commission, Former Director at European Commission and Open Secrets

  • Investigating Political Candidates to Strengthen Election Integrity

    What are the best tools and strategies to expose political candidates’ real backgrounds and connections? This interactive circle showcases the work of investigative reporters and activist organisations from the US, Germany, Mexico and Guatemala.

    We will show, for example, what anyone could have discovered about the infamous US Congressman George Santos before he fooled voters into electing him.

    Seek Initiative

    Acción Ciudadana (TI - Guatemala), Seek Initiative, Sunlight Search, Correctiv and Transparencia Mexicana (TI - Mexico)

  • Transparency by Design: Facilitating “The Fight against Corruption” with Behavioural Science

    We will discuss how a new approach to anti-corruption can create change within institutions based on a structured promotion of values and social norms and, subsequently, the creation of long-standing practices that ensure sustainable behavioural change. We will present the latest research in behavioural sciences and offer examples of successful behavioural transparency initiatives from across the world.

    Transparency School and Transparency International Lithuania (TI – Lithuania)

    Transparency School, Transparency International Lithuania (TI – Lithuania), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Paris Institute for Advanced Study, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Basel Institute on Governance

  • Unlocking the Power of Strategic Litigation

    Join our workshop to explore the critical role of victims in combating corruption. We aim to transcend casuistic methods and establish legal rights for victim representation and compensation, advancing anti-corruption efforts while unifying human rights and anti-corruption agendas.

    Transparency International France (TI - France)

    Association for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC Coalition), Brainforest, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and National Financial Public Prosecutor Office in Paris

  • Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption across Policies, Portfolios and Sectors; Good Practice and Challenges

    The aim is to discuss the importance of mainstreaming anti-corruption and putting on anti-corruption lenses in everything we do. The objective is to show different work and avenues governments, multilaterals and organisations are working on to incorporate a strong anti-corruption perspective. This holistic thinking is also about efficiency and achieving results.

    European Commission (EC)

    Directorate-General International Partnership (INTPA), Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR), Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Media's Role in Defending Democracy and Human Rights against Corruption in Africa

    Africa faces a multifaceted challenge in combating corruption, with implications affecting democracy and human rights. Recent coups and conflicts in the Sahel underscore the urgency of addressing corruption as a root cause of instability. In this workshop, we aim to foster knowledge-sharing among stakeholders to develop holistic approaches to promoting peace, stability, and democracy in Africa.

    Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development

    Dubawa Ghana, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Johns Hopkins University and The Associated Press

  • How to Snatch Back The Corruption Narrative from Political Agendas and Misinformation

    Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Nigeria will share their investigative and data journalism experiences and target solutions for attacks and misinformation campaigns.

    Transparency International Brazil (TI - Brazil)

    Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), Cuestion Publica (Colombia), Dataphyte (Nigeria) and La Posta (Ecuador)

  • Corruption, Debt, and Underdevelopment: The Urgent Need for Democratic Oversight

    Corruption is simultaneously a cause and a consequence of undemocratically contracted debt. Co-organized by Transparency International (TI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Chandler Foundation and Open Government Partnership (OGP), the session will discuss the impact of opaque debt on integrity norms and identify specific ways to improve debt transparency and mitigate the risk of corruption. It will explore the new Debt Transparency Checklist’s civil society and parliamentary uses.

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S)

    National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council, World Bank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) and Transparency International Secretariat |(TI-S)

  • Strengthening the UNCAC's Monitoring Mechanism to Increase Accountability & Promote Civic Space

    International commitments like the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) promote human rights and accountability. However, the UNCAC’s Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM) lags behind others in transparency, inclusiveness and follow-up. This session aims to develop concrete recommendations to influence decisions on the IRM’s next phase, with States aiming to reach a decision at CoSP11 in 2025.

    UNCAC Coalition (Association for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption)

    Institute of Legislative Ideas, Center for Fiscal Transparency and Public Integrity, U.S. Department of State and UNCAC Coalition

  • Protecting Elections from Illicit Funding

    2024 is the largest election year in history but illicit money funnelled to political parties and campaigns remains the highest risk to electoral integrity. Leaders from government, media, political finance oversight agency, and civil society will present ideas that could pave the way for a UN resolution on stricter political finance controls at the UNCAC COSP11 in 2025 in Doha.

    International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

    International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), News and Investigations at India Express, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, Transparency International (TI – Madagascar and Transparency International (TI – S)

  • Building Resilient Democracies: Strengthening Civil Society to Counter Autocratization Tendencies

    It aims to address the growing threat of autocratization by focusing on strengthening civil society’s role as an important factor in democracy protection. 2024 is the record-breaking election year, which defines the level of democratization or autocratization for many countries. This workshop will explore strategies to enhance access to information and accountability in election campaigns.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Unheard of? Victims of Corruption can be heard by a Judge!

    A significant segment of the anti-corruption community shares the view that corruption is not a victimless crime. Yet this rarely translates into law and even less into action. This workshop delves into the EU anti-corruption directive and legal practices in the Americas, which provide pathways to victims and CSOs to obtain standing in courts or before other authorities.

    Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

    Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), Transparencia Venezuela (TI - Venezuela), University of Amsterdam and European Parliament

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