Corruptio Legis: law as a cause of systemic corruption -comparative perspectives and remedies also for the Post-Brexit Commonwealth

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Abstract

Law, as a set of sources including legislation, administrative regulations, custom, and judicial decisions, is one of the causes of systemic corruption, intended as the generalised practice of various forms of abuse of entrusted power for private gain as part of the culture and the institutional system of a country. This paper assesses the validity of the outcomes of the most significant research conducted in Europe on the unintended criminogenic effects of legislation and the viability of the mechanism of legislative crime proofing developed for EU law in the particular legal context of Commonwealth countries. The first objective is to offer some original theoretical perspectives and practical solutions, and, particularly, to develop a comprehensive, principled strategy capable of suiting the most disparate legal systems. A secondary objective of this paper is to stimulate further discussion and research on the crime and corruption risks of the law, as a necessary step towards the elimination of systemic corruption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2017), 5th–6th June 2017, Singapore
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum GSTF
Pages189-197
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 Jun 20177 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy
Abbreviated titleLRPP 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/06/177/06/17

Keywords

  • Corruption
  • Law
  • Lawmaking
  • Systemic Corruption
  • Commonwealth
  • Brexit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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    ESRC Festival of Social Science

    Lorenzo Pasculli (Convenor), David Ndolo (Co-organiser), Mairi Laird (Co-organiser), Somtobechukwu Nwachukwu Okpala (Co-organiser)
    3 Nov 20196 Nov 2019

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    Research Output

    Foreign Investments, the Rule of Corrupted Law and Transnational Systemic Corruption in Uganda’s Mineral Sector

    Pasculli, L., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) International Trade, Investment and the Rule of Law. Leal-Arcas, R. (ed.). 1 ed. Chişinău: Eliva Press, p. 84-110 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The Corruption of the Law: The Effects of Lawmaking on Systemic Corruption

    Pasculli, L., 3 Apr 2020, (In preparation) Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Pasculli, L. (2017). Corruptio Legis: law as a cause of systemic corruption -comparative perspectives and remedies also for the Post-Brexit Commonwealth. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2017), 5th–6th June 2017, Singapore (pp. 189-197). Global Science and Technology Forum GSTF. https://doi.org/10.5176/2251-3809_LRPP17.47