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Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation started Training Courses for Government Experts taking part in the Mechanism of Review of Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption

Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation started Training Courses for Government Experts taking part in the Mechanism of Review of Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption

24 april 2018, 15:19

Today, on April 24, 2018, training courses for government experts, who are taking part in the mechanism of review of implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption have begun in the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

The opening ceremony was attended by Alexander Buksman, First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, heads of units of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as twenty foreign government experts.

In his opening speech Alexander Buksman, First Deputy of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, thanked the representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for assistance in organization and holding the event. He welcomed experts from Australia, Algeria, Belarus, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Croatia having stressed that such a broad representation is a good basis for fruitful work.

Alexander Buksman said that the UN Convention against Corruption adopted in 2003 was one of the most important international legal anticorruption acts that formed a basis for legal regulation of the actions against corruption. According to him, the organized courses aim at enhancing the qualification of experts, who are dealing with monitoring of the execution of the Convention provisions.

For the first time such training was held in 2012 on the Russian initiative at the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. High evaluation of the courses by the UNODC and the experts participated contributed to the continuation of training in 2013, 2014 and 2017. The number of participants and the type of education program have been significantly extended. In total government experts from more than 70 countries across the world have completed training during these years.

The First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation said that the courses, that had started, would be for the first time held by the experts of the UNODC in accordance with a new extended format which provided for a mastery learning of the requirements for implementing provisions of chapters 
II “Corruption Prevention Measures” and V “Assets Recovery Measures” of the Convention into the countries legislation.

Practical lessons, studying the way of conducting conciliation procedures, organization of teleconferences, preparation of draft reports, performing interactive exercises, trainings and “a round table” as a follow-up to the seminar are scheduled for 24-26 April. The participants will also have the opportunity to exchange their own national developments in the sphere of combatting corruption.

In conclusion Alexander Buksman expressed certainty that the forthcoming seminar would be useful for its participants and wished them successful fruitful work.