Prof. Dr. Melanie Sully

Conference on GRECO Round IV Evaluations

A two-day high level conference took place at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg near Vienna (www.iaca.int) on strengthening the capacity of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors to prevent corruption in their own ranks. It was held jointly by the Austrian Ministry of Justice, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Council of Europe and the IACA.

Mag Marion Breitschopf of "meine Abgeordneten" (My Deputies) and Dr Melanie Sully presented a paper in the Panel on Politics and Parliament on the topic of "Transparency and Trust".

Presentations included those by the OSCE/ODIHR highlighting the points in the major study on professional standards in parliaments (see elsewhere on www.go-governance.com Projects/ethics and www.osce.org).

The conference was opened by the Austrian Minister of Justice and the Speaker of the Austrian parliament and other distinguished guests.

Conference Report here with full programme Details and also on Council of Europe site.
Presentations as pdf file also info in French