The Portsmouth Law School, in partnership with the European University Institute (EUI), organised a 2-day international conference on 'Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new avenues in the fight against corruption'. The conference was hosted by the EUI in Florence from 20-21 June, 2019.

The purpose of the conference was to investigate the legal nexus between corruption, democracy deficits and human rights in European and global legal orders. It also explored new approaches in the fight against corruption.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Anne Peters, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
  • Professor Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel

Conference organisers

  • Professor Gábor Halmai, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, European University Institute
  • Dr Marnie Lovejoy, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Lisa Mardikian, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

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