Topical issues of combating corruption: internatio...

Topical issues of combating corruption: international and national experience discussed at the OSUIA



The Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Process of the Odesa State University of Internal Affairs together with the Commissioner for Anti-Corruption Activities of the stated above university with the participation of international partners: Maryna Kogut, Coordinator of the NATO-Ukraine Building Integrity (BI) Programme, and Nadiya Vershyhora, Coordinator of the Project on Strengthening Integrity and Professionalism at the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) at the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, scientific and pedagogical staff, masters degree students, postgraduate students, practitioners from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Main Department of the National Police of Odesa Region, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Prosecutor's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation, judges and the scientific community, a scientific and practical roundtable "Topical issues of combating corruption: International and National Experience" dedicated to the International Anti-Corruption Day.



The event was opened by the Rector of Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, Police Colonel Dmytro Volodymyrovych SHVETS. Welcoming remarks were made by Serhii Yaremenko, Deputy Head of the Corruption Prevention Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Head of the Corruption Risk Management and Methodological Support Division, and Oleksandr Demianenko, Head of the Corruption Prevention and Detection Division of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.



A substantive discussion of the principles of implementing the state anti-corruption policy in Ukraine under martial law, draft amendments to the legislation on combating corruption offences under martial law, and similar scientific and practical events will not only help to identify and avoid new corruption risks, but also prepare the ground for a faster post-war recovery of Ukraine.



Following the results of the scientific and practical roundtable "Topical Issues of Combating Corruption: International and National Experience", the participants concluded that, following the principle of zero tolerance to corruption, the country should take decisive measures to prevent and combat corruption at all levels of government. This may include strengthening anti-corruption legislation, increasing the level of control over the activities of state bodies and their officials, establishing mechanisms for reporting and monitoring the use of budget funds and developing and implementing effective mechanisms for identifying and prosecuting those who have committed corruption violations.