About the workshop
Public services may be delivered within widely differing contexts but everywhere we face a similar challenge in maintaining integrity and ethical conduct among all those in public life, whether elected representatives or appointed officials. From ‘quiet corruption’ which damages public trust and service delivery, through to ‘grand corruption’ which distorts a country’s economy, there is a need to develop effective tools to tackle these problems. Increasingly it is recognised that anti-corruption efforts need to cut across institutions and address the full chain of activities including:
- Investigation of corrupt acts and unethical behaviour
- Prosecution of abuses of office, economic crime and money laundering
- Sanction through judicial and/or administrative means.
The main aims of the workshop are:
- To help you devise successful investigative strategies including the role of expert witnesses, digital forensics, seize and search methodologies and investigative techniques
- To examine how best to carry out successful prosecutions and apply criminal, administrative and civil sanctions including options for asset recovery.
Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for:
- Senior policy makers and managers in the public sector
- Presidential or special advisors
- Local government officials
- Vigilance officers
- Risk managers
- People responsible for detecting and prosecuting financial crimes
- Representatives from civil society organisations
- All those with responsibility for or a special interest in ethics, anti-corruption and good governance.
It will also be relevant for people working at national, regional, local or organisational level.
How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:
- Reflect on the standards in public life in your country
- Enhance your understanding of ways of establishing, embedding, communicating and upholding core values
- Identify areas of risk
- Develop the legal infrastructure necessary to reduce opportunities for misconduct
- Analyse systems for dealing with conflicts of interest
- Consider how to create the environment within which transparency and accountability can more readily be improved
- Review how different investigations are managed
- Consider the role of prosecutions and how to improve their effectiveness
- Explore options for cross-institution working
- Identify aspects of UK experience which can be applied internationally and aspects overseas experience from which the UK system can benefit.