EUPOL COPPS: Judges, Prosecutors Conclude Study Trip to Brussels

RAMALLAH, May 07, 2013 (WAFA) – Three prosecutors from the Palestinian Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) and three judges from Corruption Crime Court (CCC) concluded a study trip to Brussels and the Hague where they received training on best European practices on combating fraud, said a EUPOL COPPS Press Release press release on Tuesday.

It said that the attendees met representatives from the European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) in Brussels and the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) in the Hague who briefed them on the best methods to combat fraud, corruption and engage in international legal cooperation.

According to the release, the training at OLAF and Eurojust for the prosecutors and judges gave them valuable knowledge from experienced experts on best practice in international cooperation and investigation skills.

They received information on how corruption is handled within the EU, the cooperation between judicial authorities, case management, IT tools and fraud prevention.

To fight corruption, the Palestinian Authority has enacted an anti-corruption law, formed an anti corruption commission (PACC) and established the Corruption Crimes Court (CCC), it said.

EUPOL COPPS and UNDP created a joint program, which includes a series of trainings for the prosecutors and the judges working with anti-corruption cases, to support the Palestinian Authority in fighting corruption.

Source: WAFA News