Successful asset recovery depends on thorough and credible investigation and, in multijurisdictional cases, on the willingness to share evidence through both formal and informal channels.
Training is crucial to boost the knowledge and skills of investigators and prosecutors in the use of the latest tools and techniques in the investigation and to share international best practices.
INTERPOL has committed itself through the statement made in the Conferences of State Parties to UNCAC held in Marrakesh (2011) and Panama (2013), to offer technical assistance and capacity building workshops to its member countries.
This initiative is offered through a programme known as the INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery, which is regularly implemented on a regional basis.
Conducted over five working days, these training workshops are delivered by eminent investigators, audit and accounting specialists and financial experts, in partnership with national anti-corruption and financial crime authorities from INTERPOL member countries.
The topics covered in these training workshops include:
- Abuse of official function or position by public official;
- Corruption in contracting and procurements;
- Corruption in exploitation of natural resources;
- Corruption in infrastructural projects;
- Computer and mobile forensics as tools for investigation and extraction of evidence from electronic tools and networks;
- Disproportionate assets of public officials;
- Forensic accounting and asset tracking;
- Fraud in the corporate sector;
- Recovery and repatriation of criminal proceeds;
- Formal Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and its common requirements.
- Bogota, Colombia - December 2016
- Nairobi, Kenya - September 2016
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 2016
- Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 2016
- Dakar, Senegal - September 2015
- Gabarone, Botswana - August 2015
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - June 2015
- Tallinn, Estonia - January 2015
Stanley Ude, INTERPOL Anti-Corruption Unit