Organised Crime and Corruption Forum
Panel Speakers

Day 1 – Criminalising Migrant Smuggling; Promoting Safe Migration

Thomas Albrecht is the Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra, with geographical responsibility for 16 Pacific countries. Mr. Albrecht’s role is to work with governments and other partners to ensure all persons of concern to UNHCR, including refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons, receive protection, assistance and durable solutions to their plight. He is also keen to promote long-term cooperation on the protection of persons of concern in the region, and to increase understanding and support for refugees worldwide. Prior to taking up this assignment in early 2014, Mr. Albrecht served as Head of the UNHCR Regional Support Hub in Nairobi. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Albrecht served as Deputy Regional Representative at the UNHCR Regional Representation for the United States of America and the Caribbean, located in Washington. Before coming to Washington in October 2005, Mr. Albrecht was the UNHCR Representative in Ghana. 

Gian Ege is a senior researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich. His research interests lie in the field of substantive criminal law, criminal trial law, European criminal law and criminology. He holds a PhD of the University of Zurich for his work on the role of harsh emotion in the criminal law. He also holds a Master of Law and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Zurich. From 2010 to 2017 he was a research assistant under the auspice of Christian Schwarzenegger at the University of Zurich. From January 2013 to June 2017 he also worked as a part-time legal counsel for asylum seekers in Switzerland and therefore has a broad practical knowledge of the Swiss asylum system.

Calogero Ferrara has been working as Deputy Prosecutor at the Office of the Prosecutor in Palermo since 2000. Nowadays he is a member of the Antimafia District Department, the  Specialized Group for smuggling and trafficking of human beings, the Special Department for terrorism, and of the Group for the judicial seizure and confiscation of criminal assets. He is also in charge of the coordination of the investigative tasks of all the Prosecutors working in the first two mentioned Groups. During his service he get used in dealing with preliminary investigations and prosecutions on organized crime (i.e. "Mafia-cases"), trafficking of human beings, terrorism, drug trafficking, financial and economic crimes and environmental criminality, also representing the State in the cases before Trial Chambers and Jurors' Courts. He did develop strong analytical and organizational skills because of the difficulty in coordinating different people work on legal projects, especially concerning complex criminal investigations carried out by different Law Enforcement Agencies. For this reason he was also appointed as Trial Attorney for two years (from 2007 to 2009) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nation organ based in The Hague where he performed mainly in the case Prosecutor v. Seselj, an ultranationalist political leader charged of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide and in the case Prosecutor v. Karadzic, the Serbian-Bosnian leader indicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. Moreover he has a long experience as speaker in training courses and seminars for judges, prosecutors, jurists and Law Enforcement officers in Italy and abroad, appointed by different National and International Institutions (Italian Superior Council for Magistrates, European Union, European Training Judicial Network, International Organization for Migrants, University of Coventry, University of Palermo, University of Cambridge, Palermo Bar Association, Eupol, OSCE, Eurojust, Chinese National School for Prosecutors, and others).

Madeline Gleeson is a lawyer and Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. She holds a Master in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, which she completed after being awarded the prestigious John Monash scholarship in 2012. Madeline also holds a Bachelor in International Studies and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales, and a Diploma of Political Studies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Aix en Provence, France. Madeline has extensive experience working with forcibly displaced people around the world. She has worked on statelessness, refugees, human trafficking, labour migration and land grabbing with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia, and with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in Geneva. She also has human rights and refugee experience in South Africa and Indonesia.

Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf is Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology, Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Director of ALES-Austrian Center for Law Enforcement Sciences inf the School of Law at the University of Vienna, Austria.Her main research fields within the area of criminal law, criminal procedure and police law are law enforcement and fundamental rights, tasks and responsibilities  of the executive and the judiciary in law enforcement as well as selected areas of crime, eg smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons, computer- and cybercrime, corruption in the private and public sector, (fraudulent) abuse of social services, criminal organisations. Ms Reindl-Krauskopf acted as representative of the Permanent Mission of The Holy See to the International Organisations during the development of the UN Convention on Transnational Crime . She is currently member of the Advisory Board of the Section ‘Fundamental Rights and Interdisciplinary Exchange’ of the Austrian Judges‘ Association, of the Criminal Law Commission at the Austrian Chamber of Lawyers, of the Austrian Security Police Academy’s Advisory Board at the Austrian Ministry of the Interior and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Recently, she was appointed member of the Board advising the Austrian Minister of Justice in matters of ministerial instructions to be given to prosecution authorities (‘Weisungsrat’).

Emil Stojanovski is Director of the Transnational Crime Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), a role he has had since April 2014.  He leads a team providing legal and policy advice on the foreign policy aspects of the government's transnational crime engagement with other countries. The section manages Australia's relationship with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Narcotics Control Board, and represents Australia at multilateral meetings on anti-corruption, drugs and other crime cooperation issues.  Emil joined DFAT in 2006, and from 2007 to 2009 served as Third, later Second, Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Ottawa, Canada.  From 2009 to 2011 Emil worked in DFAT’s Domestic Legal Branch, advising the department on employment law, industrial and workplace relations, administrative law and intellectual property.  From 2012 to 2014 he served as First Secretary, later Counsellor, at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.  Emil holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Day 2 – The Smart Home as a Safer Space

The panel discussion will be facilitated by Antony Funnel, of ABC Radio National’s Future Tense program and the discussants are:  

  • Rebecca Shearman (Domestic Violence Action Centre) – who will discuss current forms of technology-facilitated DFV taking place in the home;
  • Mark Burdon (TC Beirne School of Law) – who will discuss the advent of the smart home and consider future privacy and surveillance considerations regarding DFV ;
  • Farsam Salimi (University of Vienna) – who will outline existing and future forms of cybercrime in the smart home and detail current legal responses.

Day 3 – Anti-Corruption in the Company

More information will be available shortly.

Day 4 – Sports Corruption: Transnational Perspectives

Professor Jack Anderson is a leading sports law scholar, with an international reputation for his ground-breaking work in the field. A graduate of Limerick University, Jack obtained his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast where he is currently a professor. He will take up a position at the University of Melbourne Law School in mid 2017. He has been a senior research scholar at Limerick and a visiting fellow at Griffith, ANU, and Marquette and was a recipient of Leverhulme Fellowship.

Mr Dale Sheehan, Director of Capacity Building and Education at The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), has many decades of professional investigative experience in transnational crime and corruption in sport. As a former Assistant Commissioner of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Director at INTERPOL, Sheehan has guided the development and implementation of INTERPOL’s prevention, education and training partnership with FIFA to combat match fixing in football, as well as implementing a similar programme with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Hosts: Professor Simon Bronitt and Professor John Mangan (The University of Queensland).