IACA hosts online side event at the 10th session of COP UNTOC

On 15 October 2020, IACA hosted a side event at the 10th session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime titled “Reassess the risk of Transnational Financial Crimes During and Post-COVID-19”.

The event was moderated by Mr. Pawan Kumar Sinha, Director of Academic Programmes at IACA. The panelists included:

Mr. Eduard Ivanov – professor at the Faculty of Law of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow and frequent visiting lecturer at IACA;

Mr. Antenor Madruga – private advisor for international companies, and

Ms. Eleni Tsingou – professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School.

The Panel analyzed in particular:

- ways in which the recent SARC-Cov-2 pandemic has influenced the activities of illicit markets, organized crime, and transnational financial transactions, and

- how these changes have affected corruption processes, which are part of illegal operations.

Special attention was devoted to the identification of measures to prevent corruption risks and organized financial crime.

Finally, the panelists talked about the potential impact of public awareness, education, and capacity building initiatives on mitigating the risk of corruption during and in the post-pandemic world.

The event was recorded and will be available online.

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