Buenos Aires, 5-6 December 2005
This two-day anti-corruption training seminar for prosecutors focused on capacity-building for specialised prosecutors handling corruption cases on a regular basis. The seminar, hosted by the Government of Argentina, was organised in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as well as the Inter-American Development Bank. It was held immediately prior to the High-Level Anti-Corruption Seminar for Latin American and Spanish-speaking Caribbean Countries to promote the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
The purpose of the seminar was to train and build capacities of the over 40 participating specialized prosecutors and investigators handling corruption cases in Latin American countries. In particular, the objective of the seminar was to:
Develop and implement effective measures to detect, investigate, punish and control corruption, including the use of evidence-gathering and investigative methods;
Improve tracking, freezing, and confiscation of proceeds of bribery offences (and pursuing repatriation of assets under the UNCAC);
Improve and increase international cooperation through mutual legal assistance and extradition.
Anti-corruption Activities in Latin and Central America