The Italian legal diplomacy, best practice in the fight against corruption
The International Anti-Corruption Day celebrates every year on 9 December the entry into force of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which took place in 2005.
On the occasion of this important event, on 5 December 2022 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is organizing a high-level meeting Legal Diplomacy at the service of Peace and International Security: Italy's commitment in the global fight against corruption.
In a global context where corruption and financial crimes are evolving rapidly, the cohesion of repressive legal systems and corruption prevention structures must coexist and constantly complement each other. The effort to defend our democracies cannot stop at national or continental borders: this requires a solid Legal diplomacy that acts as a bridge between national institutions and global forums so that the strategic decisions taken at the highest levels can be then translated into effective local policies. The Italian legal diplomacy serves as a model to many countries that are vigorously addressing the risks of state capture and authoritarianism.
Antonio Tajani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matteo Piantedosi, the Minister of the Interior, Carlo Nordio, the Minister of Justice, Mathias Cormann, the OECD Secretary General (with a video message) are expected to attend the meeting on 5 December.
Two thematic sessions will explore the issues of strategic importance for the fight against corruption at national and international level:
- the session The Italian judicial system in the fight against corruption: challenges and results will focus on our country and on the commitment of the Police Forces and the judicial authorities to unmask corruption phenomena, often associated with organized crime and money laundering.
- the session The global fight against corruption: Italy’s role and international best practices is dedicated to the architecture and resilience of the global system for combating and preventing corruption. In this session Italy will be represented by Giuseppe Busia, President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), and Barbara Beltrame, Vice-President of Confindustria.
The conference will be video- streamed on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.