Saturday, 20 May 2017

Afghan prosecutors and judges attend an anti-corruption course in Italy

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, said:
"A training course addressed to Afghan magistrates and prosecutors on countering corruption started today in Rome. The course is organized by LUISS, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, with the contribution by the Farnesina and in conjunction with the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC).The training course, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MAECI, has actively promoted, is meant to strengthen the capacity of Afghan judicial authorities and police forces to counter corruption in the Country. It represents one of Kabul's highest priorities and it is in line with the cooperation strategy developed by the Italo-Afghan Joint Committee, that met in Kabul in April 2016." 
The capacity-building initiative, which will run until 31 May 2017, will take place at the premises of LUISS School of Law and ANAC. The course will be organized into several seminars and focus on the means to prevent and suppress corruption. It will promote in-depth discussions and an exchange of good practices. The programme will also feature meetings to be held at the premises of Guardia di Finanza, the Ministry of Justice, the Justice Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the National Anti-Corruption Directorate. Of the eleven judges participating in the course, four are women and two of them come from the province of Herat - a further proof of Italy's commitment in the gender field and in that area of the country. The selection of the candidates has been jointly carried out with the Attorney General of Afghanistan, Saranpoh Mohammad Farid Hamidi. The Italian Ministry of Defense, through the Inter-Operational Command (COI), has allowed the transportation of the attendees to Italy trough military flights.