GAI Hosted Anti-Corruption Experts from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico for a Policy Workshop
On March 8, 2023, the Georgetown Americas Institute hosted anti-corruption experts from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico for a policy workshop in Washington, DC.
The workshop is part of a larger project on Understanding and Addressing Corruption in Latin America. The first module of the project and the workshop focused on the adequacy and effectiveness of anti-corruption institutions responsible for criminal investigation and enforcement in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The workshop served as an opportunity for legal experts to exchange ideas, identify reform measures, and build practical and meaningful policy recommendations for each country.
Conducted jointly with Georgetown Law, research has been focused on the anti-corruption systems currently in the four countries. It addressed the extent to which the current institutions meet the international standards and best practices for effective and independent anti-corruption institutions, taking into account not only the formal legal frameworks of the institutions but also how they function in practice and the extent to which the formal frameworks have been applied.
The reform recommendations discussed during the policy workshop will ultimately be distilled into a policy brief and presented at a public event hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute, tentatively scheduled for fall 2023. These recommendations will identify specific and meaningful reforms that can be reasonably implemented in each country to address some of the weaknesses in their current criminal enforcement systems.