Conference Program & Still Accommodation Available! 18 CPD Points for BAQ Members

Bribery and Corruption Conference: Modern Approaches to an Eternal Problem

Criminal Law Conference 

Brisbane, Australia

9-12 July 2019

Conference Chair

The Hon. Chief Justice Alan Blow AO

The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) is delighted to announce that the Honourable Chief Justice Alan Blow AO (Tasmania) is the Conference Chair for this year's conference to be held in Brisbane from 9-12 July 2019.  


Chief Justice Blow has a long engagement with the ISRCL and its conferences. His Honour looks forward to hosting delegates from around the world to discuss important issues concerning bribery and corruption. 

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Our Sponsors

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Conference Video

See our conference video of Brisbane (created by our University of Queensland volunteers)

About the Conference

Conference Abstract & Program

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Bribery and Corruption have been an eternal problem which ultimately affects the most vulnerable in society.


In 2019 the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Conference tackles these issues.  The focus will include the scope of the problem, corruption prevention, risk management, investigation and law enforcement strategies, legislative reform and policies, international responses and evidentiary issues.


The Conference Program has numerous esteemed speakers from around the world who will speak on a diverse range of topics.  The ISRCL is excited by the quality of speakers and topics.

 

The ISRCL Conference has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Bar Association of Queensland. Attendance at the entire conference will entitle attendees to claim 

18 CPD points, including points in all four mandatory categories.  Please ensure that you keep a record of your attendance at the conference.


 

The Queensland Law Society has advised its members that if a particular educational activity is relevant to their immediate or long term needs in relation to professional development and practice of the law, they should claim 

one CPD unit for each hour of attendance.


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Brisbane, Australia 9-12 July 2019 (Hilton Hotel)

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This year's conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 9-12 July 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city.  


Conference registration and the opening function will be held on 9 July 2019.  Conference sessions will commence from 10 July 2019.


Brisbane is the capital of the Sunshine State and blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round.  Brisbane is wedged between the ocean and rugged national parks. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and dining but still retains a close connection with nature. It’s also the gateway to the wonders of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Registration

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Registration fees  are outlined below.  Registrations and accompanying person registrations are now available for purchase.



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Conference Theme

Abstract

Bribery and Corruption have been an eternal problem which ultimately affects the most vulnerable in society.


In 2019 the ISRCL Conference tackles these issues. The focus will include the scope of the problem, corruption prevention, risk management, investigation and law enforcement strategies, legislative reforms and policies, international responses and evidentiary issues.


In this context there will be an examination of the appropriate balance between maintaining the rights, freedoms and liberties of individuals on the one hand, and the use of investigative powers, in particular coercive powers, on the other.


The Conference will study why these issues persist despite efforts to prevent them. criminal law corruption bribery

Who Should Attend

The conference will appeal to the judiciary, prosecution agencies , defence lawyers, legal policy drafters, law enforcement, corrections and government officials. 


Those who work daily in the administration of criminal justice and the promotion of sound practice in governance, risk management and ethical behaviour in their own jurisdiction and internationally, and representatives of other aspects of society such as the construction industry and sport should attend.

Opportunity

This is an opportunity to meet, hear and learn from experts, legal professionals and academics from around the world. 

Conference Program

To obtain a copy of the Conference Program please click below.  The program is subject to change and will be regularly updated.

Conference Program (pdf)

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Ethical Conundrums Session

CPD Points (Bar Association of Queensland & Queensland Law Society)

This conference has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Bar Association of Queensland (BAQ). Attendance at the entire conference will entitle attendees to claim 18 CPD points, including points in all four mandatory categories.  

  

The Queensland Law Society has advised its members that if a particular educational activity is relevant to their immediate or long term needs in relation to professional development and practice of the law, they should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance.

Event Registration Fees Guide



ABN 50 569 927 854

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Conference Venue Accommodation- Hilton Hotel, Brisbane

Hilton Hotel Bookings

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The discounted accommodation rates for conference delegates have now closed.     

Should a delegate wish to book accommodation related to the conference, please contact the Hilton directly via Caroline.Green@hilton.com. Ms Green may be able to facilitate a special rate for delegates but this is subject to availability.

Explore Brisbane:- Optional Activities

For delegates with some free time to explore beautiful and vibrant Brisbane, here are some of our suggestions compiled by our local volunteers (see below):-

List of Optional Activities (pdf)

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Conference Functions

Here is a list of the official conference functions.  Attendance at all functions are included  in the fees for all conference registrations and registered accompanying persons.  (Note: All functions are subject to change.  One attendee at each event per organisational flexi-pass)

9 July 2019 (Tuesday)

Welcome Reception

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Rooftop Terrace, Wesley House, College of Law Queensland

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9 July 2019 (Tuesday)

Welcome Reception

The ISRCL invite conference delegates and registered accompanying persons to enjoys some light refreshments (drinks and canapes) and take in the view of Brisbane City from the rooftop of the College of Law which overlooks Brisbane City Hall.  Here is an opportunity to meet some of your fellow delegates prior to the first day of the conference.  This event is generously provided by the College of Law (Queensland) in conjunction with the ISRCL.

Venue: Rooftop Terrace, Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane (5 min walk from the Hilton Hotel)

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Rooftop Terrace, Wesley House, College of Law Queensland

10 July 2019 (Wednesday)

Fitzgerald Inquiry Discussion & Cocktail Session

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank Campus 140 Grey Street South Brisbane

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10 July 2019 (Wednesday)

Fitzgerald Inquiry Discussion & Cocktail Session

The ISRCL invites delegates and registered accompanying persons to a cocktail reception in conjunction with a panel of experts who will be interviewed about “The Future of Corruption :The Fitzgerald Inquiry 30 years on...”.  The venue is at South Bank which is a cultural, social, educational and recreational precinct on the banks of the Brisbane River.  South Bank Parklands are the home to many restaurants and cafes which can be taken advantage of after the event. There are also a number of popular restaurants, cafes and bars in nearby Grey and Little Stanley Streets. 


Click here to learn more about the Fitzgerald Inquiry.


Venue: 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane (10 min walk from the Hilton Hotel)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank Campus 140 Grey Street South Brisbane

11 July 2019 (Thursday)

Conference Dinner

6:00pm - late

Hilton Hotel Ballroom

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11 July 2019 (Thursday)

Conference Dinner

The ISRCL invite conference delegates and registered accompanying persons to attend the gala conference dinner. National dress, formal uniform (for those in service) or business attire makes this the highlight event of the conference.  Make new acquaintances or renew old ones at this formal dinner.  This event is generously sponsored by the Crime & Corruption Commission (Queensland) in conjunction with the ISRCL.

Venue: Hilton Hotel Ballroom

6:00pm - late

Hilton Hotel Ballroom

Accompanying Person Program

About the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law

The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections professionals who have come together to work actively on the administration of criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally.

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