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Are you interested in anti-corruption or compliance issues and looking for a career in an innovative field of management and compliance? Would you like to study at a leading anti-corruption institution in Europe together with students from all over the world? Do you have a Bachelor degree or higher?
Then the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme is just what you are looking for! The application period is open now and closes on 31 May. The programme is scheduled to start in October 2015.
The MACS offers a post-graduate experience for working professionals that excels in collaborative, interdisciplinary study and brings students and faculty from different backgrounds together to address real-world challenges. It aims to encourage professionals to join the fight against corruption and adopt compliance and integrity stances in future leadership roles.
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QUESTION #11 FROM OUR SURVEYS
- A review of the literature on ACAs indicates that there is no standard approach or model when it comes to the establishment of an ACA and the definition of its mandate.
- Some ACAs have been created from scratch, while others have built on existing ombudsman offices, special units within police departments, or justice departments.
- The ACAs included in this initiative are no different. The majority of ACAs have some preventive and investigating functions, but prosecution is carried out by less than half.
Apr 09, 2015
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) was established in September 1994 under the Corruption and Economic Crime Act Model and staffed by the former members of the Hong Kong agency and local personnel. The Directorate is an... Read More
OF COUNTRIES HAVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS
FROM OUR COUNTRY CROSS-ANALYSIS
The existence of anti-corruption laws is the first step in addressing corruption and creating an enabling environment for ACAs to operate effectively. Anti-corruption laws and regulations such as freedom of information, conflict of interest legislation, whistle-blower protection and financial disclosure, can facilitate the investigative and prosecution functions of ACAs.
For this reason, many countries have introduced this type of laws, as the data collected highlights. This may appear encouraging for the seemingly widespread existence of a comprehensive legal system in support of ACAs activities. It is however important to stress that the data presented capture the existence of the laws (“de jure” system) and not whether the laws are implemented (“de facto”).