NABU employees exchanged experience with representatives of 27 foreign jurisdictions in Japan

Employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) learned about the pre-trial investigation of corruption offences through reconnaissance and covert operations, the application of preventive measures in the sphere of the combating corruption, the organization of training programs to raise public awareness about the negative effects of corruption and counteract it. That was during the "Criminal Justice Against Corruption" program in Japan from October 8 till November 16, 2018.


Foreign experts from different countries shared practical experience on fighting corruption. In particular, it was about organizing Eurojust's work on combating corruption and creating joint investigation teams. Representatives of the Japanese side acquainted participants of the program with the system of prosecutor's offices, the judiciary and the police of Japan, highlighted the features of the activities of the Japanese financial intelligence and investigation of corruption cases. The representatives of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong presented effective examples of preventive measures in the fight against corruption.

For better assimilation of the acquired knowledge, the program participants were pided into three working groups: on pre-trial investigation of corruption crimes, international legal cooperation during the investigation of corruption crimes and carrying out of educational measures on counteraction and fight against corruption. As a result, the working groups prepared reports and presentations, which will be included in the collection of materials that is currently being prepared for publication.


Within the framework of the program, the NABU employees delivered reports and presentations on the peculiarities of the pre-trial investigation of corruption crimes under the NABU’s jurisdiction and on issues of international cooperation in the investigation of criminal corruption offenses, as well as on the general system of anti-corruption agencies and criminal justice in Ukraine.

The graduates of the program exchanged contacts and established an anti-corruption international network of representatives of anti-corruption agencies of 27 foreign jurisdictions.

For reference
"Criminal Justice Against Corruption" program is funded by the Government of Japan as part of the joint project of the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).