CAC Commissioner Returns Home from Washington Trip

Dili, 13/6/2012 – Anti-Corruption Commissioner (CAC), Adérito de Jesus Soares returned home safely yesterday after participating two important events in Washington DC, United States of America.

The two abovementioned events were the World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) international conference on Corruption Hunters: Innovations and New Frontiers and the George Washington University Law School and the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR)’s workshop on International Financial Investigation.

In the ICHA conference, Commissioner Adérito was invited as one of the panel speakers for the session “Sharing Strategies and Success Stories for Facing Challenges in International Anti-Corruption Effort,” where he shared CAC’s experience regarding institutional building and combating corruption in Timor-Leste.

According to Commissioner, the events in Washington were very important and worthwhile for Timor-Leste—they provided opportunity for the country to share its experience regarding institutional building with other participants and also opened up a path for networking with established and experienced organizations from other part of the world in fighting corruption.

The ICHA conference was taken place after the 2010 meeting where more than 250 Alliance members concurred on priority actions to step up criminal action against corrupt officials; pursue mufti-jurisdictional prosecutions; track and return illegal proceeds; provide effective tools and information to prevent and attack corruption; and monitor and disclose investigative results.

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