- Published: October 24, 2019
On 22 and 23 October 2019, the IRZ, together with the Tunisian National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC), organised a two-day exchange of experiences on “Combating Corruption – Mechanisms and Prevention”. This event took place within the framework of the institutional funding provided by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).
Whilst Tunisia has already ratified all the relevant international and regional conventions on combating and preventing corruption, this subject continues to be relevant and it affects many areas of society, including politics, public administration, justice, health care and civil society. The exchange of experiences was therefore directed at various professional groups:
- People working for INLUCC and various ministries,
- representatives of civil society
- trade union representatives,
- scientists and
The event was opened and moderated by Naima Boulila, Vice-President of INLUCC, and Mahbouba Boulaabi, legal adviser at INLUCC. The IRZ experts taking part in the event were Dr. Helmut Brocke, a lawyer and former Senior District Manager, and Jürgen Maurer, former Vice-President of the Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police Office).
On the first day of the event, the focus was on the issue of fighting corruption and the second day was devoted to preventing corruption. The following topics were discussed, with a view to the situation in Tunisia and Germany:
- Combating corruption: the legal and institutional framework, shortcomings and implementation problems
- Preventing corruption: the cornerstones of corruption prevention, legal framework, shortcomings and implementation problems
- Parties involved in the fight against corruption: the role of civil society