For improving the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Detectives of the Internal Control Department (ICD) learned the best practices of internal control and holding law enforcement officers responsible during the professional exchange program "Best Practice in Internal Review in Law Enforcement" in the United States of America.
The Legal Counsel of the International Legal Division, Legal Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Olesia Marenych learned the current situation on corruption in the world, general measures of its prevention, the creation of an effective criminal justice and international cooperation. This knowledge was gained during the International Training Course on the Criminal Justice Response to Corruption in Tokyo, Japan.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) found out where to search, how to effectively collect and analyse information as of cryptocurrency transactions. They gained new skills within the course on Investigating Criminal Use of Cryptocurrency. The training was held on October 14-25, 2019, at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary.
The representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office have completed Leadership training. The training was organized by the UK’s College of Policing with the the support of the National Crime Agency and British Embassy Kyiv. On October 11, 2019, Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine, presented participants with correspodense certificates.
Anti-bribery management system of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is recognized as the best in Europe for 2019. According to the results of ISO 37001:2016 audit process conducted by PECB Group Inc. in April 2019 the NABU was named the winner of European Audited Business of the Year award at the Award Ceremony, held in Brussels on October 3, 2019.
The Senior Detective of the Internal Control Department (ICD) of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Zoriana took part in the 54th Annual Training Seminar of the American Polygraph Association. On August 25-30, 2019, 800 polygraph examiners from 61 countries gathered in Orlando City (Florida, USA).
During July-August, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) acquired new skills and methods within the course on the Countering Organized Crime (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany).
In 2019, representatives from Latvia and Paraguay will analyze the state of the UN Convention against Corruption implementation in Ukraine. In the same time, on June 4, 2019, Ukrainian experts, including a representative of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and Czech colleagues began analyzing how the Convention is being implemented in Croatia.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) makes every effort to expose and prosecute senior officials on corruption, but facing constant resistance on this path, which can be overcome with a support of civil society and international partners. The NABU Director stressed on it during a meeting with the International Monetary Fund mission, which took place on May 24, 2019, in the NABU.
The lack of final court decisions is one of the main obstacles to the return of assets obtained by criminal means from abroad. This problem is relevant not only for Ukraine. Representatives of anti-corruption bodies identified the most serious challenges during the II International Expert Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7-9, 2019.