The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan recently launched a new project to support sustainable curriculum development for training Armenia’s investigators, prosecutors, and judges. The one-year cooperative agreement, implemented by the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) with Yerevan State University, will support the Armenian Justice Academy as it develops a quality curriculum with courses focused on anticorruption efforts, human rights protection, and pretrial detention alternatives. The project will include train-the-trainer sessions and workshops highlighting Armenian and international best practices for investigation and prosecution of corruption cases, as well as strategies for strengthening human rights protections, particularly for those from disadvantaged groups.
This project is part of a larger INL-funded assistance program, which supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime and drug trafficking, with the intent to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime and corruption abroad. Learn more about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad by clicking here.