Prosecutors, investigators receive international anti-corruption training

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The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office (INL) sponsored four staff from Armenia’s Office of the Prosecutor General and one member of the Special Investigative Service to attend an anti-corruption training conference organized by the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI) Institute in April 2017.

CEELI provided a comprehensive five-day interactive training program for prosecutors, investigators, and judges focused on investigating and prosecuting cases of official corruption.  The Armenian participants were joined by their peers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, and Russia.

Training sessions such as this one contribute to the efforts to reform Armenia’s criminal justice system, helping create a climate where rule of law is consistently and fairly applied. Strengthening the capacity and independence of Armenia’s justice system and improving the ability and will of the Armenian government to prosecute organized crime and corruption, helps improve the business climate in Armenia.

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