Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on UK Anti-Corruption Policies
WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
CURBING CORRUPTION THROUGH CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND COLLABORATION
The British Model
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Rayburn House Office Building
Live Webcast: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission
The United Kingdom has implemented some of the world’s most innovative anti-corruption policies. In particular, its public beneficial ownership registry is the only active one of its kind and its Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce models effective collaboration between law enforcement and the private sector.
This briefing will examine these policies and the United Kingdom’s broader strategy to counter illicit finance. Panelists will discuss how the United Kingdom implements its policies, their successes and shortcomings, and what remains to be done. Though U.S. corporate transparency proposals take a non-public approach, panelists will also discuss the lessons that the United States can draw from the British experience.
Opening remarks will be provided by John Penrose, M.P., the U.K. Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion.
The following panelists also are scheduled to participate:
- Mark Hays, Anti-Money Laundering Campaign Leader, Global Witness
- Edward Kitt, Serious and Organized Crime Network Illicit Finance Policy Lead, British Embassy Washington
- Nate Sibley, Research Fellow, Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute