NABU and students' educational project receives international recognition

The All-Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Moot Court (VAM) received an honorable mention from the independent multidisciplinary organization World Justice Project. VAM project was nominated in the Anti-corruption and Open Government category and selected out of 305 applications from 188 countries for its innovative approach and impact on solving a pressing rule of law challenge and the fight against corruption.

NABU Open Office project manager Yana Ryzak and a student of the Yaroslav Mudryi National University of Law Oleksandra Miroshnyk, as VAM co-organizers, presented the project at Justice Expo. It took place as part of the World Justice Forum 2022 in The Hague, the Netherlands, from May 31 to June 3. The event united participants from 116 countries. Apart from NABU, Ukraine’s Prozorro.Sales and Legal Development Network presented their projects.

“Our project aroused considerable interest at the Forum, both among anti-corruption experts from around the world and attending students. We saw the high importance of awareness raising activities for students and young lawyers. The Moot Court concept proved to be particularly relevant in light of talks on the establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Court. NABU and its partners plan to further develop the Anti-Corruption Moot Court to attract even more Ukrainian youth as the fight against corruption during the war should only intensify," Yana Ryzak said.

The All-Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Moot Court took place on Nov. 19-21, 2021 in Kharkiv. It was organized by the NABU Anti-Corruption School 2021 graduates in partnership with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau with the support of the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine and the Yaroslav Mudryi National University of Law. Such competitions are scheduled annually.

The World Justice Project is an independent organization that promotes the rule of law around the world. Founded by William H. Neukom and William K. Hubbard in 2006 at the initiative of the American Bar Association and with the support of 21 partners. The World Justice Project became an independent non-profit organization in 2009 and has offices in Washington, DC, Mexico City and Seattle, Washington.