Tenth Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries
UNAFEI has hosted the Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries, known as the GG seminar, annually since 2007. The seminar is held in support of activities to establish the rule of law and good governance in Southeast Asian countries, to contribute to capacity building for criminal justice practitioners, and to promote mutual understanding and cooperation among Southeast Asian countries.
The tenth GG seminar, which was co-hosted by UNAFEI, the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia (“AGO”) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (“KPK”), was held at Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 26 to 28 July 2016. Twenty-one criminal justice practitioners (investigators, prosecutors and officers of anti-corruption agencies) from ten ASEAN countries participated in the seminar. Dr. Kim Han-Kyun, Director of the Center for International Cooperation in Criminal Justice, Korean Institute of Criminology, attended as a visiting expert. Dr. Bambang Waluyo, Acting Vice Attorney General of the AGO, Mr. Laode M. Syarif, Commissioner of the KPK, and Mr. Honsei Kozo, Minister (Deputy Chief of Mission) of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Sampe Tuah, Acting Head of Yogyakarta High Public Prosecution Office, and Ms. Irene Putrie, Public Prosecutor of the KPK, attended the closing ceremony.
The main theme of this seminar was “Contemporary Measures for Effective International Cooperation”. Each participant presented actual cases in each country related to the main theme, and shared best practices based on actual cases and discussed possible solutions to challenges faced by each country. Also, the participants learned best practices and advanced approaches for international cooperation from all over the world through special lectures by Dr. Kim.
Some participants presented their efforts related to the extradition of an accused of corruption offences by coordinating with law enforcement agencies of other countries. Other participants presented examples of cooperation among anti-corruption agencies in the ASEAN region and successful joint operations in this regard. The presentations of all participants reflected the current situation of anti-corruption practices in each country. After each presentation, the participants eagerly exchanged opinions on the situation of each country and sought possible solutions to challenges. The seminar was concluded by the presentation of the Chair’s Summary of the discussions.
- Click here to read the Keynote Address delivered by the Director of UNAFEI.
- Click here to read the Chair's Summary.