Freedom from Public Corruption? Human Rights and the Anti-Corruption Interest


This panel analyzes the causes, consequences and costs of corruption and its impact on human rights and rule of law at home and around the world. Social science research  indicates that freedom from corruption alone does not engender democracy, but true democracy cannot exist where corruption thrives.  An election is meaningless if the outcome is fixed; a trial does not dispense justice if the judge is bribed; an official who acts to line his own pockets does not act in the best interests of the community she serves.  The panel is presented in connection with the publication of the first comprehensive casebook published in the United States on public corruption and the law, co-authored by the panelists Juliet Sorensen (ASIL Academic Partner Northwestern Pritzker School of Law), David Hoffman (ASIL Leadership Circle Law Firm Partner Sidley Austin LLP), and Ray Hulser (public integrity section integrity section of the Department of Justice). Ambassador David Scheffer (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law) will serve as moderator.

This event is cosponsored by ASIL and Sidley Austin LLP. 

Date and Location

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tillar House
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2223 Massachusetts Ave NW
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