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PATHS Module 5 trains Southern Mediterranean anti-corruption practitioners on private sector compliance

Strasbourg, France 27-30 November 2017
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PATHS Module 5 trains Southern Mediterranean anti-corruption practitioners on private sector compliance

The fifth module of the Programme of Advanced Training in the field of Human rights, the rule of law and democracy for Southern Mediterranean (PATHS) was organised on 27-30 November 2017, in Strasbourg. This was a module developed as a training of trainers on the topic of private sector anti-corruption compliance and forensic for government officials and private actors involved in such issues.

The twelve participants from Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine* had the opportunity to review international standards and guidelines on anti-corruption compliance with discussions of regional best practices. The course has also covered risk assessments together with inquiries into corruption and financial fraud practices. The experts trained during this session are subsequently expected to cascade the competencies to broader domestic audiences and further raise local awareness on private sector compliance.

 

*This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe member States on this issue.


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A flagship programme supporting democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean

Since its start in 2012, the South Programme has been a strategic European Union-Council of Europe initiative supporting democratic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean based on the demand from the partners from the region. From legislative expertise to the strengthening of institutions' capacities, through peer-to-peer exchanges and networks, the South Programme has contributed to the establishment of a common legal area between the two shores of the Mediterranean.

The second phase of this ambitious three-year European Union-Council of Europe joint programme started in January 2015. It is namely contributing to the establishment of new legislative and constitutional frameworks and democratic governance structures in the region as well as institutions deriving from them. Besides, the Programme aims to contribute to the establishment of a common legal area through a progressive accession of countries from the Southern Mediterranean region to key Council of Europe conventions, which constitute the foundations for legal cooperation between countries who share common values of respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy in the 47 Council of Europe member states and beyond.

Through the Council of Europe various intergovernmental and interparliamentary networks, the South Programme II aims to foster better regional cooperation between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean partners, as well as among them, in the fields related to human rights, the rule of law and democracy.

South Programme II brochure

SOUTH PROGRAMME PRESENTATION SOUTH PROGRAMME PRESENTATION

 

South programme II launch event South programme II launch event

 

 

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