On January 26-28, 2021, the Caribbean Anti-Crime program hosted a three-day virtual training initiative on combatting public corruption for Suriname judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement, including the FIU. The goal of the program is to improve the skills of attendees to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate public corruption cases. The training initiative focused on Suriname’s Anti-Corruption legal framework, Inter-American Convention against Corruption (OAS Convention) and the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Best practices and case studies were presented on Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), International Money Laundering, Cultures of Corruption (law enforcement), and Civil Asset Recovery. The initiative culminated in recommendations for strengthening institutional policies, procedural reforms, and broadening investigative, prosecutorial, and judicial approaches to combatting public corruption in Suriname. The training was conducted by judicial, prosecutorial and law enforcement experts from the United States including the New York State Office of the Attorney General, IRS – Treasury, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina and National Association for Attorneys General.
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