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1 Global Forum V –April 2007 Rainer Bührer The Interpol Anti-Corruption Academy ‘A partnership approach’

2 Global Forum V –April 2007 Overview : I. Interpol and Anti-Corruption – the IGEC II. The Anti-Corruption Academy III. Basic concepts IV. Status Quo

3 Global Forum V –April 2007 Part I - Interpol and Anti-Corruption – the Interpol Expert Group on Corruption (IGEC) Background : IGEC is a multi disciplinary anti-corruption expert group mandated by the Interpol General Assembly in 1997;IGEC is a multi disciplinary anti-corruption expert group mandated by the Interpol General Assembly in 1997; It has been relatively effective within the law enforcement community;It has been relatively effective within the law enforcement community; by raising awareness, activating responses, providing regional assistance, seminars & conferences, also regional based training and facilitating operational assistance.by raising awareness, activating responses, providing regional assistance, seminars & conferences, also regional based training and facilitating operational assistance.

4 Global Forum V –April 2007 Shortcomings: 1.Insufficient training in terms of : - Number of courses/frequency of training; - - Duration of courses; - Variance in skill levels; and, - Lack of follow-up. 2. Lack of operational assistance & support;

5 Global Forum V –April 2007 UN Convention against Corruption Opened for signature in Merida, Mexico, December 2003 Ratified on December 14, 2005 Main features for law enforcement : Criminalization Prevention Asset Recovery Extradition International and Law Enforcement Cooperation Joint investigations and special investigative techniques Training and technical assistance Collection, exchange & analysis of Information

6 Global Forum V –April 2007 Part II - Interpol’s Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Established a need for continuous, consistent training; Global community was spending a fortune on training, but law enforcement seldom a recipient; UNCAC provided an international legal framework, & a mandate for LE;

7 Global Forum V –April 2007 Part II - Interpol’s Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Response: Concept of an Academy proposed by the co-founder of TI; Concept of an Academy proposed by the co-founder of TI; Objective: to professionalize anti-corruption work Concept tested in different fora,; Austrian Government offered to host site in Vienna, and to provide state of the art facility; Unanimously approved by Interpol General Assembly in September 2007

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9 Part II - Interpol’s Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Develop original, baseline curricula focusing on corruption and related subject matter; Recruit renowned academics, guest lecturers and instructors with extensive practical experience; Provide ongoing education (& CBT) for a growing cadre of anti-corruption professionals; Seek accreditation with reputable colleges and universities; How will it differ from other Law Enforcement Training Institutions?

10 Global Forum V –April 2007 Interpol’s Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) cont. Conduct dedicated research; Develop international best practices and standards, with regional deployment; Participate in standard-setting groups; Collaborate with colleges and universities to raise the profile of anti-corruption; Develop country specific investigative assistance and information sharing.

11 Global Forum V –April 2007 Part III - Basic Concepts: Not a police academy Not limited to Police Officers State of the Art facility Offer recognized educational qualifications Regional concept-using existing facilities Extensive Fundraising to enable Subsidies Partnership approach Work within UNCAC framework

12 Global Forum V –April 2007 Part IV – Status Quo “where are we now” Finalized the negotiations with the host country; Formed an Academic Committee to design an academic infrastructure and framework; Austrian Government will host a Founder’s Conference; Engaged in multi-lateral and bi-lateral negotiations with potential partners; Engaged in Fundraising activities

13 Global Forum V –April 2007 Thank you for your attention ! My contact particulars : Rainer Bührer Tel : Fax :


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