Tag results for 'Ruth Green'

Foreign meddling in democracy

Podcast: Serious questions arise over funding of election campaigns, the power of social media companies and whether electoral law is fit for purpose, say Trevor Potter, John Holmes and Tony Travers. #intjus

Released on Jul 16, 2018

Bill Browder interview

May 2018. Filmed interview with Bill Browder, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hermitage Capital Management, which at one point was one of the largest investment advisers in Russia. He discusses Russian corruption, sanctions, election interference and seeking justice for Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who exposed a large-scale tax fraud and died in pre-trial custody in November 2009.

Released on May 21, 2018

US election and Brexit: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and electoral law concerns

Following Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US election, Russian interference has become a major focus. Special counsel Robert Mueller has already indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the election

Released on May 11, 2018

Doping and corruption in sport

Podcast: Mark Pieth, Michael Beloff and Richard McLaren on the scandals and governance challenges facing the world’s major sporting bodies.

Released on Jun 14, 2016

Counter-terrorism laws in Europe

Podcast: David Anderson QC, the UK's independent reviewer of #terrorism legislation, discusses the developing security situation.

Released on Mar 31, 2016

Spotlight on Brazil

Jim O’Neill and other speakers highlight the legal, business and economic issues in the #country as Rio prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Released on Mar 1, 2016

Mexico: major challenges for president-elect include corruption, violence and poverty

Mexico is used to seismic activity, but not of the electoral kind. On 1 July the country witnessed its biggest political shake-up in decades as Andrés Manuel López Obrador claimed a landslide victory, vowing to tackle endemic corruption, poverty and violence.

Irish abortion referendum: result prompts liberalisation of one of the strictest laws in the world

On 25 May, Ireland voted in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution in a move that will liberalise one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. The Amendment was introduced in 1983 also following a referendum. It gave equal rights to pregnant woman and their unborn child, effectively creating an outright ban on abortion.

Russian corruption: growing calls for tougher sanctions to combat ‘dirty’ money

The UK has long been recognised as a favoured destination for wealthy Russian investors, but this flow of ‘dirty money’ has tainted the country’s reputation. It is increasingly viewed as a safe haven for the Kremlin’s coffers, according to a recent report by the UK House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee.

Migration crisis: UK detention policies lag behind EU neighbours

As immigration continues to be a divisive issue across Europe, the UK’s policy of indefinite detention is coming under renewed scrutiny. The UK remains the only European Union country not to impose a time limit on detention and in February around 120 women at the Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in England went on hunger strike in protest against the policy and lambasted the Centre’s ‘inhumane conditions’.

Fighting the good fight

IBA Global Insight April/May 2018 - Anti-corruption protests have become an all too familiar feature of life in Romania. As the country’s strong track record on fighting corruption looks increasingly under threat, Global Insight assesses whether this is a trend with serious implications for the rule of law across Central and Eastern Europe.

Fighting corruption remains a low priority for the EU

Corruption costs the European Union many billions of euros every year. However, a growing list of EU countries are looking to pass laws that could weaken efforts to root it out, raising questions as to how committed the EU is to fighting corruption

Robert Mueller, FBI Director 2001-2013 - interview

An interview with Robert Mueller, FBI Director 2001-2013, covering responses to terrorism, surveillance and other key issues. He speaks to the IBA about how 9/11 changed the FBI’s priorities as an organisation, as well as the role and challenges posed by technology, encryption and cyber security in the fight against international terrorism.

Getting sport back on track

IBA Global Insight April/May 2016 - Doping and corruption scandals have ignited the debate over governance of the multi-billion dollar businesses that major sports have become. Global Insight reports on the challenges facing the IAAF, FIFA and WADA amongst other global bodies.

Interview with Fatou Bensouda, ICC Chief Prosecutor

Fatou Bensouda is a Gambian prosecutor and legal adviser who has served as the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor since June 2012. She has a wealth of experience in the international judicial system, having served as Chief Legal Adviser to the President and Cabinet of The Republic of The Gambia, as well as working as a Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania.