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International Training Course on the Criminal Justice Response to Corruption (UNCAC Training Programme)

In recent years, countries in the Asia and Pacific region have experienced rapid growth in their economies. At the same time these countries face the problem of corruption, such as bribery, embezzlement and abuse of authority committed by government officials. This phenomenon damages the financial framework of the nations and has been the main obstacle to the sound development of economic growth and trading.

Corruption of varying magnitudes and types has persisted in many countries for years. It ranges from large-scale corruption involving politicians to small-scale corruption by low-level government employees. Even minor acts of corruption are damaging, breeding feelings of distrust and unfairness toward the government among ordinary citizen. As a consequence, it may ultimately weaken or collapse the national or local ruling government and economic structure of a country. Therefore the issue of prevention and control of corruption is the first priority for the sound development of economy and society of the respective countries. In addition, the official system is generally unprepared in these countries and the establishment of laws for effective prevention and control of corruption is not sufficient.

Course participants from various countries, including Japan, discuss the current situation of corruption and countermeasures to the causes of corruption. In addition, they explore measures for establishing a more effective criminal justice system and debate specific measures to manage the system effectively, including revising current laws

The main topics of the training course are listed below:

  • 1. The current situation of corruption.
  • 2. Current problems and solutions relating to corruption in the criminal justice system.
    a. Problems and solutions at the investigation and prosecution level.
    b. Problems and solutions at the trial level.
  • 3. General measures to prevent corruption.
  • 4. International cooperation in corruption.
Course No. Duration Participants (Participating Nations) (No. of Participants) Details
20th 1 Nov. - 7 Dec. 2017 Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Japan (28) -OutlinePDF
-Newsletter 155PDF
19th 12 Oct. - 17 Nov. 2016 Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Maldives, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Japan (30) -OutlinePDF
-Newsletter 152PDF
-Resource Material 101
18th 14 Oct. - 18 Nov. 2015 Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cote d'lvoire, Egypt, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of South Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Japan (30)
-OutlinePDF
-PA Comment 1PDF
-PA Comment 2PDF
-Newsletter 149PDF -Resource Material 98
17th 8 Oct. - 11 Nov. 2014 Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of South Sudan, Samoa, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Japan (28) -OutlinePDF
-PA CommentPDF
-Newsletter 146PDF -Resource Material 95
16th 9 Oct. - 13 Nov. 2013 Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Panama, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Japan (25) -OutlinePDF
-PA CommentPDF
-Newsletter 143PDF
-Resource Material 92
15th 11 Oct. - 14 Nov. 2012 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Ukraine, Japan (32) -OutlinePDF
-PA CommentPDF
-Newsletter 140PDF
-Resource Material 89
14th 13 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2011 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Japan (22) -OutlinePDF -PO CommentPDF -PA CommentPDF
-Newsletter 137PDF -Resource Material 86
13th 18 Oct. - 12 Nov. 2010 Afghanistan, Botswana, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Savador, Indonesia,Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe, Japan (23) -OutlinePDF -PO CommentPDF -PA CommentPDF -Letter from PAPDF -Newsletter 134PDF -Resource Material 83
12th 13 Jul. - 7 Aug. 2009 Afghanistan, Albania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Yemen, Japan (23) -Newsletter 130PDF -Resource Material 80
11th 16 Oct. - 14 Nov. 2008 Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Yemen, Japan (19) -Newsletter 128PDF -Resource Material 79
10th 24 Oct. - 22 Nov. 2007 Burundi, Cameroon, Indonesia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Nepal, Philippines, Serbia, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Japan (17) -Newsletter 124PDF -Resource Material 76
9th 18 Oct. - 17 Nov. 2006 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, South Africa, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Japan (18) -Newsletter 122PDF -Resource Material 73
8th 24 Oct. - 18 Nov. 2005 Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Laos, Madagascar, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Uganda, Japan (16) -Newsletter 119PDF -Resource Material 71
7th 18 Oct. - 12 Nov. 2004 Bulgaria, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Laos, Latvia, Madagascar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Japan (16) -Newsletter 116PDF -Resource Material 69
6th 4 - 28 Nov. 2003 Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Zambia, Japan (16) -Newsletter 113PDF -Resource Material 65
5th 28 Oct. - 22 Nov. 2002 Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Paraguay, Romania, Thailand, Venezuela, Japan (16) -Newsletter 110PDF
4th 5 - 30 Nov. 2001 Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand, Japan (15) -Newsletter 107PDF
3rd 6 Nov. - 1 Dec. 2000 Belize, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, Uganda, Japan (16) -
2nd 15 Nov. - 10 Dec. 1999 Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Palestine, Kenya, Uganda, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Lithuania, Japan (14) -
1st 16 Nov. - 11 Dec. 1998 Cambodia, China, Laos, Latvia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Zambia, Japan (12) -
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