Launch Event Protecting Politics, Clingendael Institute, 11 October 2016

I have been invited to attend the following event (texts taken from www.clingendael.nl/event/official-launch-protecting-politics-research-papers; and from the full tekst Invitation_Launch_Protecting_Politics_Reports.pdf):

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Official launch of Protecting Politics Research Papers

Invitation to the Launch Event

of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Protecting Politics Research Papers:

Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Elections

Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Political Parties

Date: 11 October 2016

Location: The Clingendael Institute (Clingendael 7, The Hague, the Netherlands)

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

 

This is a public event. For registrations please contact Hella Eshet

The nexus between organized crime and politics is a growing global concern that affects new as well as established democracies, as it erodes the very principles of democratic governance such as rule of law, equal exercise of citizenship rights, responsiveness and transparency. Political corruption is the preferred tool for illicit networks to advance their businesses.

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Clingendael Institute jointly host the public launch of two Protecting Politics Research Papers on this issue: Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Elections and Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime on Political Parties.

Guest speakers are one of the lead authors of the reports, Diana Goff, Research Fellow at Clingendael, and the series editor, Catalina Uribe Burcher, Programme Officer with International IDEA.