Bosnia and Herzegovina: Training to Counter Corruption

From April 24 to 28, 2017, NCSC and the CEELI Institute coordinated training on the prosecution of corruption in the public sector for prosecutors and anticorruption experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Russia.

The training was designed around a complex case-study, which included an analysis of the different stages of an investigation involved in the discovery of a network of perpetrators of corrupt acts in the public sector. Through review of the case-study scenario, the participants learned about important elements of anti-corruption investigations, including strategic planning, sources of documentary evidence, search of online databases, collection and analysis of electronic documents, suspicious circumstances and warnings that indicate corrupt behavior, forensic accounting, data analytics, integration of financial records and other documentary evidence, and questioning witnesses and defendants regarding important facts.

The workshop supported several prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, including from the Cantonal Prosecutors’ Offices in Tuzla, Sarajevo, Orašje, and Zenica; the District Prosecutors’ Offices in Banja Luka, Bijeljina; and the Special Department for Organized Crime and Economic Crime of the Republic Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Srpska.

The USAID Justice Project is a five-year rule of law initiative designed to help Bosnia and Herzegovina justice sector institutions effectively combat government corruption and prosecute serious crime cases to ensure the integrity of public institutions.  The USAID Justice Project is implemented by Millennium DPI in partnership with NCSC.