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20 September 2022
JACL fourth annual conference - Corruption and Human Rights

JACL - Corruption and Human Rights Conference

On Thursday, 8 September 2022, the Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure in collaboration with the Journal of Anti-Corruption Law (JACL), hosted the fourth annual conference entitled Corruption and Human Rights.  The conference, opened by Prof Jacques de Ville , Dean of the Law Faculty, attracted attendees from various parts of Africa including South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya and Nigeria as well as from the United States of America, the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey.

The keynote address delivered by  well-known and respected, former head of the Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Hermione Cronje, was lauded as insightful and thought-provoking. Her address set the tone for robust discussions of themes related to corruption and its impact on socio-economic rights globally, the measures and actors involved in combatting corruption and the enforcement of anti-corruption laws, and corruption as a hindrance to proper governance in many countries.  Some of the papers delivered dealt with issues such as bribery in accessing citizenship in Kenya, the potential consequences of grey-listing of South Africa by the Financial Action Task Force, the impact of corruption on women, police corruption, state capture and corruption, authoritarianism, state sanctioned terror and the assault on human rights in Turkey.

The keynote address and papers selected through a rigorous peer-review process will become available on the JACL website ( in the coming weeks.