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5th Regional Conference - 2010

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2010

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia 2010, 5th Regional Conference:
"Cooperation against Corruption"

Conference venueBelgrade, Serbia
Conference period: 27 - 30 October
Conference registration: Online OPEN
Conference website: http://www.iap2010belgrade.rs 

Conference Theme:

Cooperation - an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

One of the objectives of the IAP is "To promote international co-operation in gathering and providing evidence; in tracking, seizing and forfeiting the proceeds of serious crime; and in the prosecution of fugitive criminals"

In today's world the need for cooperation between countries is of great importance. Due to the occurrence of cross-border crime, the need for exchange of information and joint action is essential. After many periods of crisis that have hit this region, cooperation is set as a condition that would contribute to its increased strength and development.

Corruption - Improper and usually unlawful conduct intended to secure a benefit for oneself or another. Its forms include bribery, extortion, and the misuse of insider information. It exists where there is community indifference or a lack of enforcement policies. In societies with a culture of ritualized gift giving, the line between acceptable and unacceptable gifts is often hard to draw.

Condemnation of corruption. Incrimination of such activities and their harmful effect upon the public - is common to all societies. What is different in terms of corruption as a social phenomenon is how to fight against it and the effectiveness of such activities. In recent years political action against corruption has been launched at an International, European and National level, including a series of measures adopted by different instruments that can be used in the eradication of this harmful phenomenon. Also, there are international conferences which discuss and examine responses and adopt new directions in the fight against corruption, introducing mechanisms for monitoring and guidance in order to increase the effectiveness of this struggle.

Topics such as International Conventions in the area of the fight against corruption, Corruption as a criminal act, the position of whistle-blowers, the prevention of corruption in the prosecution office, will come up for discussion during the Conference. These are familiar topics to us all but demand ever more sophisticated, clever and resourceful responses from prosecuting and law enforcement agencies

Conference Documentation:

Speeches and powerpoint Presentation

  • Göran ILIC, President of the Management Board of the Serbian Association of Prosecutors
  • Elizabeth Howe, General Counsel, IAP. SPEECH
  • Adina Darea, LUPEA, Court of appeal of Cluj, Romania. Speech
  • Vito MONETTI, deputy Prosecutor general of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy, Speech
  • Erik Alt, Court of Cassation, France Speech
  • Zorana MARKOVIC, Director, Anti-Corruption Agency, Serbia
  • Nemanja Nenadic, Programme Director of Transparency Serbia. PowerPoint
  • Xavier SISTERNAS, Director of Prevention, the Anti Fraud Office of Catalonia (OAC).PowerPoint
  • Miroslav Specijan, Prosecutor from Czech Republic. Powerpoint
  • Arthur Ozimek, Judge from Poland. Powerpoint

Target Group:

The conference is primarily aimed at operational prosecutors and it is expected that there will be lively discussion in o format which will mix presentations with case studies and panel discussions.

For further information, please contact;

IAP 2010 Belgrade Regional Conference Secretariat
Tel/fax: 00 381 11 30 31 909/00 381 (11)30 31 909
E-mail: registration@iap2010belgrade.rs