About The anti-corruption capital of the world?

This spring, IPPR hosted a major conference on combating transnational kleptocracy.

The UK has made considerable progress on tackling economic crime and illicit finance since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. This conference asked how to build on those developments to ramp up the fight against kleptocracy, including ideas to better detect, investigate and prosecute money laundering. The UK’s nodal position in transnational kleptocracy means it is in a position to strike the biggest blow to this corrosive trade.

You can watch the conference sessions below.

Video address from Oleksandr Merezhko,​ Member of the Ukrainian Parliament and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Panel:Beyond the cover of war: From defanging to dismantling the UK’s complicity with kleptocracy

  • Nigel Mills MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax
  • John Penrose MP, former Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion
  • Oliver Bullough, writer
  • Dr Susan Hawley, Executive Director, Spotlight on Corruption
  • Dr Maria Nizzero, Research Fellow, Centre for Finance and Security, RUSI
  • (Chair) Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Panel:No more secrets: Stopping the flow of dirty money through UK overseas territories and crown dependencies

  • Peter Geoghegan, author and investigative journalist
  • Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax
  • Duncan Hames, Director of Policy and Programmes, Transparency International UK
  • Peter Geoghegan, author and investigative journalist
  • Mat Lawrence, Founder and Director, Common Wealth
  • (Chair) Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Keynote:Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

You can read the full speech here