Democratic Republic of Congo Workshop on Corruption

A workshop organised by the IBAs Human Rights Institute was held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 21 January 2011, focussing on corruption. The IBA legal specialist is working in the DRC with the Lubumbashi Bar to build capacities and to strengthen the legal education programme. The workshop, 'The Role of Lawyers with regard to Transparency and the Fight against Corruption', focused on the role lawyers play in international corruption. This was a milestone event in Lubumbashi addressing an often taboo theme within the DRC legal system. Over 200 lawyers attended the event and following its success the IBA legal specialist working in Lubumbashi plans to organise future trainings on this theme. 

The organisation and curriculum of this event was in line with the IBA, OECD and UNODC Anti-corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession.

Presenters at the event included:

  • Tom Moma, lawyer at the Lubumbashi Bar Association and Human Rights activist;
  • Marcel Yabili, lawyer at the Lubumbashi Bar Association;
  • Germain Aluta, Expert to the Observatory for the Code of Professional Ethics (Observatoire du Code d’éthique professionnelle – OCEP)