Corruption Suppression and the Courts: The (in)efficiency of the fight against corruption

November 11, 2021, 15h00-17h00 (GMT)

Online event


The merits of public policies and of the legal framework for the prevention and repression of corruption will be greatly weakened without an efficient and effective justice system. If, upstream, there is unanimity when it comes to the general and abstract enunciation of the designs for combating corruption, downstream, however, there is a growing dissensus about the capacity of the judicial system to deal with and resolve the concrete cases that mobilise it. The criticisms are scattered and, to a lesser or greater extent, are common to all phases and all subjects of the criminal process, from investigation to appeals, from the accused to the judicial actors. This session seeks to confront this multifaceted perception of the inefficiencies of the justice system, in order to systematise, cross-reference and debate its possible causes. Through a critical dialectic led by different actors from the judicial stage, it is intended to draw a diagnosis of the most critical segments of the criminal justice system and to outline possible solutions that contribute to improving procedural efficiency and effectiveness without disfiguring the physiognomy and guarantees constitutionally inscribed in the criminal process.

- Artur Marques – Lawyer
- Carlos Casimiro Nunes – Public Prosecutor at the Central Criminal Investigation Department
- Renato Barroso – Judge at the Évora Court of Appeal

Comments: Rita Soares – Journalist from Antena 1 | Moderator: José Mouraz Lopes – Judge-Adviser to the Court of Auditors

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