Dili – Today, Tuesday (17/4), Deputy Commissioner of Comissão Anti-Corrupcão (CAC) Manuel Bucar Corte-Real accompanied by UNODC Anti-Corruption Adviser Francesco Checci officially opened a two-day national training on Whistle-blower and Witness Protection in the Fight Against Corruption.
The national training is facilitated and funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and delivery by UNODC Anti-Corruption Adviser Francesco Checci at Maubara Room Timor Plaza Dili.
The objective of the training is to provide expertise, knowledge tools and practical skills to anti-corruption authorities, investigator, prosecutors and criminal justice system as a whole, to enable the discussion on specific challenges in protecting reporting persons and witnesses, to raise awareness about concepts and measures used in other countries and their strength and limitations.
CAC Deputy Commissioner Bucar in his intervention told all participants, especially CAC investigators to make use of the training as an opportunity to enhance their capacity and skills.
“The training is very important opportunity for you all, especially CAC investigators to learn something new from this two-day training to benefit you in the fight against corruption in Timor-Leste,” said Deputy Commissioner Bucar.
“I hope you all can use this good opportunity with sincerity for the good of the CAC and this beloved country Timor-Leste,” Deputy Commissioner Bucar further saying.
The training gather representatives from anti-corruption authorities, investigators, prosecutors, judges involved in protection of reporting persons or witnesses, Ministry of Justice, Ombudsman, GOPAC as well as private sector and civil society organizations.
The two-day Whistle-blower and Witness Protection in the Fight Against Corruption training is continued support from UNODC for the past four years. UNODC has been provided training in the area of investigation, interrogation, anti-money laundering, computer forensic and digital evidence, etc. (*)