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Key Research Articles (24)
When Crime Pays: Measuring Judicial Efficacy against Corruption in Brazil ACRN Research Correspondent Patricia Luque Carreiro examines how to measure the judicial system's effectiveness by comparing corruption conviction rates from administrative tribunals with the judgements of criminal and civil courts for the same cases. Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 03:10 PM
Promoting, Implementing and Navigating Global Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Rules: A New Global Integrated Paradigm for Key Stakeholders Keith Henderson, professor at the Washington College of Law, takes stock of existing collaborations between different stakeholders working on anti-corruption and human rights. He also presents a new research paper on using UNCAC to tackle corruption in the penal system. Read More...
Posted at Jun 24, 2014 05:40 PM
Constitutional Courts after the Arab Spring: Appointment mechanisms and relative judicial independence The Constitutional Transitions Clinic ‘back office’ is preparing a series of thematic, comparative research reports on issues in constitutional design that have arisen in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2014 10:18 AM
Informal Interference in the Judiciary in New Democracies: A Comparison of Six African and Latin American Cases Abstract This paper assesses the extent to which elected power holders informally intervene in the judiciaries of new democracies, an acknowledged but under‐researched topic in studies of judicial politics. Keywords: judicial politics, constitutional court, supreme court, Latin America, Francophone Africa, democratization, separation of powers, informal politics Read More...
Posted at Apr 17, 2014 04:35 PM
Guide on how to Use the Inter-American System of Human Rights for the Protection of Anti-Corruption Whistleblowers The “Guide on how to Use the Inter-American System of Human Rights for the Protection of Anti-Corruption Whistleblowers” is meant to act as a tool to help individuals as well as civil society organizations understand how human rights standards, such as the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR), work in cases where anti-corruption whistleblowers are vulnerable to abuse and face various risks. Read More...
Posted at Dec 20, 2013 12:58 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (5)
2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:41 PM
The European Social Survey, ESS Round 5 - 2010 The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven multi-country survey, which has been administered in over 30 countries to date. It has three aims - First, to monitor and interpret changing public attitudes and values within Europe and to investigate how they interact with Europe's changing institutions; Second, to advance and consolidate improved methods of cross-national survey measurement in Europe and beyond; and third, to develop a series of European social indicators, including attitudinal indicators. This fifth round of the survey covers 28 countries, which includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.The questionnaire includes two main sections, each consisting of approximately 120 items; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules, repeated at intervals. The core module aims to monitor change and continuity in a wide range of social variables, including media use; social and public trust; political interest and participation; socio-political orientations; governance and efficacy; moral; political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being; health and security; human values; demographics and socio-economics. Read More...
Posted at Oct 27, 2011 10:30 AM
The Rule of Law Index, 2011 The Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law. The Index presents a comprehensive set of indicators on the rule of law from the perspective of the ordinary person. It examines practical situations in which a rule of law deficit may affect the daily lives of ordinary people. For example, it evaluates whether citizens can access public services without the need to bribe a government officer. The Index provides new data on the following nine dimensions of the rule of law: limited government powers, absence of corruption, order and security, fundamental rights, open government, effective regulatory enforcement, access to civil justice, effective criminal justice, informal justice. Read More...
Posted at Sep 23, 2011 01:03 PM
The Rule of Law Index An index consisting of 10 factors (and 49 sub-components, including bribery of politicians and judges) The Rule of Law Index™ is a new quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a deep and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries abide by the rule of law in practice. In addition to in depth country profiles, the index is available for 35 countries from 2008-2010 and the number of countries in the dataset is expected to expand to 100 by 2012. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2010 04:35 PM
Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank Group provide survey data about the ‘business environment’ in 27 Central European and Post-Soviet countries and Turkey. The questions - answered by domestic firms - focus on issues such as: business regulation, taxation, law and order, the judiciary, infrastructure and public administration corruption. Data is availble for years 1999, 2002 and 2005. Read More...
Posted at Jul 19, 2010 12:52 AM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (5)
  • Politics of the Illicit Global Economy (Brown University) This course, run by Prof. Peter Andreas, is about the illicit side of globalization and efforts to police it. Drawing from a variety of scholarly traditions and theoretical perspectives, the course introduces students to key sectors of the illicit global economy: the trade in prohibited commodities (drugs such as cocaine and heroin), the smuggling of legal commodities (such as arms), and the black market in stolen commodities (such as intellectual property). It also covers the trafficking of bodies and body parts (migrants, sex workers, babies, and human organs). Read More...
    Posted at Feb 03, 2014 12:24 PM
  • Competitiveness and Corruption (Ohio Northern University College of Law) For the last five years, the Ohio Northern University College of Law has had an upper-level course in Competitiveness and Corruption developed and taught by Professor Elena Helmer. The course is part of the curriculum of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M. Program for public interest lawyers from transitional democracies and American lawyers interested in international development work. The course is mandatory for all LL.M. students but is also open to regular J.D. students. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:30 PM
  • Corruption and Corruption Control (New York University Law School) This seminar, from NYU's law school, analyses the types of corruption that exist in both the public and private sectors, the means by which a variety of criminal and non-traditional remedies may be used to reduce the frequency and impact of corrupt activities, and the constitutional and statutory problems that are implicated by such approaches. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:56 PM
  • MA in Corruption and Governance (University of Sussex) The University of Sussex offers a new one-year MA entirely focused on Corruption and Governance issues. It encompasses theoretical aspects of corruption, allowing student to understand “what corruption is, where it flourishes, why it proliferates, what challenges it poses for policy-makers and the business community and, ultimately, what can be done to counteract it”, as well as practical experience through the opportunity to undertake a three months internship in an organisation of this field. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:44 PM
  • Public Corruption and the Law (University of Chicago Law School) This seminar focuses on how governments use the law to prevent and catch public corruption, how the law is sometimes used to protect public corruption, and how one should determine the optimal response to corruption and its consequences. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:03 PM
 
 

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