Nikos Passas

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Professor Passas discussed in his speech the ways in which corruption threatens security; by fuelling militancy and oppression, by facilitating particular terrorist acts and by acting as an enabling mechanism for criminal enterprises. He states that there are enough laws and declarations, action is needed and those corrupt people need to be held to account.

Professor Nikos Passas, specializes in the study of corruption, white-collar crime, terrorism, financial regulation, human traffic, organized crime and international crimes. He has published more than 120 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 11 languages. His manuscripts include the Legislative Guides for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), The UN Convention against Corruption as a Way of Life, It’s Legal but It Ain’t Right: Harmful Social Consequences of Legal Industries. He is editor of the international journal Crime, Law and Social Changel, associate editor in several other journals and a Director of the International Society of Criminology. His current projects focus on the development of a self-assessment tool for the implementation of the UNCAC and the UNTOC, a manual of operations in a Free Trade Zone in the Caribbean, analytical support for the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities and the creation of an international knowledge management consortium on corruption laws, cases, strategies, and anti-corruption bodies.

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