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Strengthening Law Enforcement Integrity: Opportunities in Southeast Asia & Pacific Region
Tuesday 31 August, 13.30 – 16.15 ICT
Law enforcement institutions are entrusted with a diverse set of tasks requiring a high degree of integrity within police agencies and their oversight. Where this does not function well, law enforcement officers may become vulnerable to acting unlawfully and outside their remit. In many countries, police reform interventions are much needed, often in the form of stronger corruption prevention measures and training for police officers with a particular focus on human rights principles. In addition, a longer-term effort is required to establish a framework for police oversight and accountability to strengthen integrity within systems of policing.
The UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) requires State Parties to introduce a set of measures to promote integrity and prevent corruption within national public administrations, including law enforcement agencies.
The Webinar, jointly organized by the American Bar Association and the UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, will gather practitioners from the region and experts to discuss the most pernicious and common forms of corruption in policing and will provide a framework and evidence-based research for risk mitigation strategies.
Possibilities of multi-lateral support for the enhancement of the legal and institutional frameworks for police integrity, transparency and accountability will be also presented and discussed.
Please register HERE.
(13.35) 1. Regional Risk Profile: What are the most common and harmful forms of Police Corruption in Southeast Asia?
(13.50) 2. Corruption Prevention in Practice – Session 1: Overview of evidence-based police integrity strategies and situational crime prevention approaches to corruption.
(14.20) 3. Corruption Prevention in Practice – Session 2: Law enforcement integrity strengthening measures from the Pacific Region.
(14.50) 4. Corruption Prevention in Practice – Session 3: Law enforcement integrity strengthening measures from Southeast Asia.
(15.30) 5. Police Integrity Resources: Second edition of the Law Enforcement Integrity Checklist.
(15.45) 6. Future Opportunities: Law enforcement integrity cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region. UNODC tools and resources.