OPDAT: Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Course (Feb 25 - Mar 1) & Investigating and Prosecuting Election Crimes Course (Mar 4 - Mar 8)

ILEA Budapest is proud to announce that we successfully cloncluded two consecutive courses tought by instructors from the The United States Department of Justice.

The first course provided strategic framework for senior criminal justice practitioners on how to investigate and prosecute corruption and related money laundering cases with a nexus toward combating violent extremism. The course focused on several fundamental technical issues including collecting domestic financial records, gaining the cooperation of lower level coconspirators, witness and whistleblower protection, asset recovery techniques, and the importance of prosecutorial and judicial independence.

The objective of the following course was to introduce to prosecutors, investigators, and judges the conceptual framework for the enforcement of election crimes and related corruption offenses. This course explored three important types of crime in this area: cyber election offenses, campaign finance violations, and ballot fraud. The class covered critical techniques related to evidence gathering, both domestic and international. It also focused on the importance of a non-interference policy designed to force law enforcement bodies to conduct effective investigations that do not otherwise impact the integrity of the electoral process. Participants engaged in problem solving exercises drawn from real life examples of voter fraud and election crimes. The course culminated in a domestic and international evidence gathering exercise.

The two courses hosted 59 participants from 8 courtries: Armenia, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia;

Welcome All to the ILEA Family! We truly hope to hear back from you soon!