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Strengthening of Domestic and International Co-operation for Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption

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Date Published
December 2009
176 pages
This document presents the report of the Regional Forum on Good Governance for East Asian Countries which was held at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), Tokyo on 10 and 11 December 2008, and co-hosted by UNAFEI and the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office of Japan.
This forum intended to be an opportunity for senior criminal justice officials from East Asia to develop a common awareness of anti-corruption matters through the lively exchange of opinions, and to enhance co-operation among East Asian countries to fight corruption. The main theme of the Forum was "Strengthening of Domestic and International Co-Operation for Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption." The forum was attended by high-ranking officials from 13 East Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Through Seminars, UNAFEI made a valuable contribution to both the mutual understanding of the present issues facing respective countries, and the capacity building of criminal justice officials. Two new aspects of corrupt behavior identified in recent years were the focus: the first was the involvement of the private sector in corruption; and the second was the globalization of corruption. Keynote speeches and individual country reports are included. Appendix