Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

Alongside the Jordanian Ministry of Justice, IRZ organised an online seminar on “Fighting Corruption” on 13 and 14 October 2020.

The main topics discussed at the event were the prosecution of corruption offences by public prosecutors and criminal courts; preventing corruption, particularly in state and local authorities; and the role of civil society in the fight against corruption. The following topics were also presented and discussed during the seminar:

  • effective mechanisms for fighting corruption
  • methods of exposing and investigating corruption offences
  • the role of the courts in the prevention of corruption crimes and infringements
  • the legal framework for fighting corruption and prevention concepts

The experts taking part in the event on behalf of IRZ were Wolf-Tilmann Baumert, Senior Public Prosecutor at the Wuppertal Public Prosecutor’s Office, Helmut Leithäuser, Presiding Judge at the Regional Court of Wuppertal and the lawyer Dr Helmut Brocke. They provided the participants with detailed insights into German investigation strategies and prevention concepts, particularly in the area of public administration.

Those taking part from Jordan included representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Judicial Council, the anti-corruption authority, the anti-money laundering unit and the State Security Court. During the discussions, it became clear that the topic of fighting corruption is highly explosive and of great importance to the Jordanian authorities. IRZ therefore aims to continue the cooperation in this area.

This event was supported by the institutional funding provided by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).