Egyptian Court of Cassation Judges Attend Anti-Corruption Workshops

December 2012

Over the past few months, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—with a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation—organized a series of anti-corruption workshops for Egypt’s Court of Cassation judges.

Attended by 50 judges and held in June, the first workshop addressed various types of corruption, national and international anti-corruption tools and compliance with the UN Convention Against Corruption as well as with international anti-money laundering instruments. It also discussed technical matters, such as trying co-defendants, admissibility of evidence and international cooperation against corruption and other crimes. The workshop was led by Egyptian and international experts.

A group of 50 judges—most of whom had attended the June training—also attended a follow-up workshop in October. The October workshop focused on practical aspects of analyzing and adjudicating corruption cases, and included extended breakout sessions in which the judges applied the knowledge they had gained in the first workshops and in the plenary session to analyze hypothetical cases. Participants said that the workshops helped them develop their ability to adjudicate corruption cases through practical problem-solving techniques.

To learn more about our work in Egypt, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.

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