UCL Faculty of Laws


Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit

11 May 2016

The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law (‘CEL’) is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.

The CEL shares this commitment and is releasing the statement as part of its work on the relationships between ethics and the professions, law and business. In addition to leading research in the international and interrelated fields of Business, Regulation and Ethics, CEL is committed to furthering global understanding and awareness of anti-corruption responsibilities, corporate governance and compliance. The CEL looks forward to working with these professional services organisations in their ongoing efforts.

Professor Richard Moorhead, Director of the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law, said: “Corruption is a global problem that Society rightly demands is tackled much more effectively. We are encouraged by the initiative signalled by the signatories to this statement and Government commitment to this area. That such an initiative envisages working across professional boundaries and jurisdictions is particularly important.”

About the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law works at the interface between law and ethics. Its members are particularly interested in the relationships between ethics and the professions and law and business. The Centre:

• provides a focus for thought leadership
• organises a programme of events for engaging with and challenging business and professional approaches to ethics
• conducts theoretical and applied research including funded postgraduate research opportunities
• teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses with strong ethics components

We aim to encourage ethical reflection, awareness and positive change through teaching, research and stakeholder engagement with the public, policy makers, regulators, practitioners and academics. Through think tanks and other events we bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and business leaders to discuss ethical dilemmas in business and professional life. Through teaching and research we provide thought leadership.