Do specialised anti-corruption courts make a difference?

14.11.2022 15:00 - English

Sofie Schütte, (U4/CMI), Olha Nikolaieva (USAID), Marta Mochulska (Lviv National University), Ivan Gunjic (University of Zurich) and Matthew C. Stephenson (Harvard Law School)

Note: The event will take place in Jekteviksbakken 31.
It is also possible to join through Zoom.

Anti-corruption courts are an increasingly common feature of national anti-corruption reform strategies. By mid-2022 the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at CMI counted 27 such courts across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Reasons for their creation include the resolution of backlogs but also concerns about the ability of ordinary courts to handle corruption cases impartially. While there are no definitive best practices for specialised anti-corruption courts, existing models and experience provide some guidance to reformers considering the creation of similar institutions.

In this panel discussion we launch an update of “Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping” and discuss experiences with the establishment of anti-corruption courts in Eastern Europe and Ukraine in particular.


Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School


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Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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