Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan

Uzbek law enforcement agencies get acquainted with the European experience in combating corruption

18/04/2017 - 08:48
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On 17-19 April a group of experts of the Finance Police Department of the State Revenue Service, the State Border Guard and Border Control Department of Food and Veterinary Service of Latvia.

During the visit the European experts will run a workshop for the border protection agencies officials of Uzbekistan on the issues of law enforcement ethics, professional conduct and combating corruption. The event is organized by the Border Management Programme in Central Asia Programme (BOMCA) funded by the European Union.

The European experts together with the officials of the State Border Guards Committee under the National Security Service, the State Customs Committee and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan will discuss methods of combating corruption, the standards of law enforcement ethics and professional conduct for the border protection agencies officials and Uzbekistan's experience in this area. The workshop is designed to improve effectiveness of the border management system in Central Asia by introducing anti-corruption measures in the activities of the respective law enforcement bodies in accordance with the international standards and norms.

The workshop participants will be informed on the present practices in preventing corruption in the European border protection agencies, including modern methods and systems for monitoring ethical and professional conduct of their officials. The specific examples will be brought to show how the topical tools and mechanisms used for combating corruption in the European law enforcement agencies. In turn, Uzbek experts will share their view on combating corruption and own experience in implementing the international law enforcement standards and norms in the activities of the respective agencies of Uzbekistan.

The Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) launched its activities in 2003 to strengthen partnership between the Central Asian governments in the field of border management. The EU allocated more than EUR 40.8 mln to BOMCA for 2003-2018, while almost EUR 5 mln were assigned for implementation of the 9th phase of the programme for 2015-2018. 

For more information, please visit www.bomca-eu.org, or contact Ms. Zulfiya Sibagatulina, BOMCA National Coordinator for Uzbekistan at zulfiya.sibagatulina@icmpd.org.