2. júní 2009 13:59
EWLA congress in Reykjavik - Eva Joly is key speaker
European Lawmaking and Practice Fundamental Rights and Financial Markets - July 3-4, 2009 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Norwegian/French magistrate Eva Joly has accepted to be a key speaker at the EWLA congress – addressing the theme of Fundamental Rights and Financial Markets. She is known all over Europe for her battle to uncover corruption at highest levels and her determination to see justice done.
For six years judge Eva Joly was in charge of investigating a half a billion Euro scandal involving the French state-owned oil company Elf Aquitane. During the case, Eva herself faced regular death threats, her telephones were tapped and her home and offices burgled several times. As a result of her work, 30 people were convicted and senior members of President Mitterand’s government were implicated in the crime. She has worked as a special advisor to the Norwegian government on money laundering and campaigns for tougher international action against fraud involving political and economic leaders.
In 2007 she strongly criticised the British Government for abandoning the serious fraud office inquiry into BAE System’s defence deals with Saudi Arabia.
As of March 10 2009, Joly is employed as a special adviser by the Icelandic government to investigate the possibility that white-collar crime may have played a part in the 2008–2009 Icelandic financial crisis.
Also see Mme Joly’s book: 'Justice Under Siege' is published by Arcadia Books, ISBN - 1905147465.
Due to the collapse of the Icelandic banking system - the eyes of the surrounding world are on Iceland now. The theme of the congress decided in the spring of 2008 - FUNDAMENTAL RIGTHS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS could not be more relevant during these times.
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