The anti-corruption organization Transparency International Ukraine and Jose Ugaz, the chair of the global network Transparency International, gather international experts in Kiev who will help the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to identify possible problems and resources required to recover the assets of the former regime.
On May 22, 2017, 09:00 – TI Ukraine invites journalists to the workshop “How the fight grand corruption and recover of the stolen assets will help Ukraine to succeed?” For more details: http://grandcorruption.strikingly.com.
What are the results achieved by the Office of the Prosecutor General on the asset recovery and what is to be reported to GFAR? What obligations accepted by Ukraine on anti-corruption summit in London in May 2016 Ukraine are met, and is there any progress? When the authorities will finish investigations on corruption crimes of the Yanukovych and his counterparts?
The international workshop, organized by Transparency International Ukraine, will enable the Attorney General’s Office and other authorities account for the investigation progress related to the cases of the Yanukovych regime and enlist the support of international partners.
The event will consist of three panels: two panels are open to the press, and one panel is closed. Schedule for open panels:
PANEL 1 (09.35-10.40) Report on the progress of the corruption crimes investigation of the former regime:
Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine
Jose Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International
Yurii Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine
Artem Sytnyk, Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine
Yehor Sobolev, Head of the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee
PANEL 2 (10.40-11.40) The role of civil society in the fight against grand corruption
Lukas Olo Fernandes, Transparency International Secretariat (case of Theodore Obiang, Equatorial Guinea)
Kristian Lasslett, Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundation (case of Gulnara Karimova, Uzbekistan)
Jackson Oldfield, Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CiFAR ) (case of Ben Ali (Tunisia) and Mubarak (Egypt)
First Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) will be held in Washington DC in cooperation with the UK and supported by the UN and the World Bank in 2017. It will focus on asset recovery issues in Nigeria, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.
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