Counselor Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini, member of the Eurispes Scientific Committee, received the “Leader on Anti-Corruption Award”
Magistrate and Legal Counselor Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini, member of the Scientific Committee of Eurispes, was honoured by SIGA (Sport Integrity Global Alliance) for his leading role in the fight against corruption in sport with the Leaders on Anti-Corruption Award.
The initiative was launched as part of the International Anti-Corruption Week, which SIGA inaugurated this year in conjunction with the UN’s International Day against Corruption. Tartaglia Polcini, coordinator of international anti-corruption activities at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is internationally recognised as one of the leading experts in the fight against organised crime and corruption, in prison law and in preventing and fighting money laundering.
As Chairman of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group in 2021, his role was crucial in cementing the fight against corruption in sport as one of the G20’s top three priorities.
He also promoted the adoption of two Resolutions on Bribery and Sport (7/8 and 8/10) by the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Among his numerous duties, he is also a delegate to the OECD Working Group on Bribery and the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Coordinator for Italy, the European Union and the International Italo-Latin American Organisation (IILA) of regional justice and security technical assistance programmes (such as EL PAcCTO, EUROFRONT, COPOLAD 3, Falcone-Borsellino, Plan de Apoyo at ESCA, Italian Security Strategy in Central America), he has led missions to more than 30 countries.
Editor of the scientific journal Il Diritto penale della Globalizzazione (Criminal Law of Globalisation) and author of numerous researches, monographs and publications in national and international legal journals, he is a University Professor in Criminal Law and Anti-Mafia Legislation and Professor in anti-corruption matters at the National School of Administration of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy and at the Training Schools for Magistrates and Police Officers.
The award was presented in Paris by SIGA’s Global CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros.