A Memorandum of Understanding with the Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia was Signed
The representatives of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials were in Belgrade on a study visit within the period of December 20-22 of 2017. During the visit, the representatives of the Commission had meetings with the experts in field of asset, income declarations of high-ranking officials, conflict of interest, corruption prevention, as well as with the international cooperation experts and studied the best experience of the Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia. Bilaterally...
The Network for Integrity welcomes a new member
On 9 December 2017, the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003 in Mérida, the international anti-corruption day is an opportunity to raise citizens’ awareness of the consequences of corruption. According to the United Nations Development Program, over 2.6 trillion dollars are diverted every year. While the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists along with 96 media partners released the “Paradise...
The Working Visit of the RA Delegation to the Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia
A discussion of the Integrity report of Indonesia’s high-ranking officials by Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was held in Jakarta on December 6-8 of 2017. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), welcoming the visit of the Armenian delegation presented the report. The cases of investigation, accusative conclusions and criminal persecution based on the analysis of the Integrity Report from the legal prospective were discussed. Siranush...
Strengthening International Cooperation to Fight against Breaches of Probity
On 5 November 2017, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) along with 96 media partners released the “Paradise Papers”, over 13.5 million documents that describe the techniques employed by high-ranking public officials and big companies to evade taxes on over 400 billion dollars around the world. Unlike the “Panama Papers”, which mainly exposed cases of money laundering stemming from tax fraud and illicit activities, the Paradise Papers...
A Workshop on “International Systems for Conflict of Interest Management in Public Sector”
A workshop on “International Systems for Conflict of Interest Management in Public Sector” was organized at the office of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, which was aimed at the reform of conflict of interest management system and the capacity building of the regulations enforcement. Dmitro Kotliar, the expert of the International Governance and Risk Institute talked about the best experience of the differences of the conflict of interest types, more...
A Workshop on “International Corruption Prevention Tools”
A workshop on “International Corruption Prevention Tools” was organized at the office of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials. The workshop aimed at the transfer of more profound knowledge on the corruption prevention tools as well as exchange of experience in this regard. Dmitro Kotliar, the expert of the International Governance and Risk Institute talked about the best experience of the corruption prevention tools and the application possibilities of the...
The Commission Has Joined the Network for Integrity Initiative
By the unanimous approval of the Network for Integrity, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Official has become a member of the organization. Anti-corruption organizations from 13 countries and 4 continent are also members of the initiative. The list of the member countries include France, Latvia, Croatia, Greece, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Romania, Senegal, Georgia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ukraine. The Network for Integrity aims at the development and promotion of integrity culture to...
In the outcomes of the declaration system reforms, Armenia has recorded a progress in the fight against corruption: S.Sahakyan
A Conference on “Preventing Corruption and Promoting Human Rights” was organized on November 27 of 2017, during which the works directed at the implementation of the recommendations by Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on Armenia were discussed. “In the outcomes of the declaration system reforms, Armenia has recorded a progress in the fight against corruption. The joint work with the Ministry of Justice has given serious results....
The Delegation of the World Bank Visited the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Official hosted the delegation of the World Bank that included Migara de Silva, World Bank Senior Economist, Davit Melikyan Public Sector Management Specialist and Team Leader of the World Bank Yerevan Office, expert Olga Sikpa, as well as Aharon Mkrtchyan, the Head of the Public Sector Modernization Armenia II Project on November 23 of 2017. Siranush Sahakyan, the Chairperson of the Commission presented the colleagues of the World Bank the new...
A Member of the Commission Participated in the Conference of Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption
Lilit Petrosyan, the member of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, participated in the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) Conference on the Fourth Round Evaluation on the implementation of commitments of Council of Europe member countries in the fight against corruption under the Chairmanship of Czech Republic Government within the period of November 9-10 of 2017 in Prague.The Conference was a professional platform for the discussions of the...
The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Participated in the 7th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption
Armen Khudaverdyan, the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, in the composition of Delegation of the Republic of Armenia, participated in the 7th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption within the period of November 5-11 in Vienna, Austria. The main problems of the anti-corruption policy, fighting corruption in different sectors of public administration, establishment of anti-corruption...
A Seminar-Training on “The Establishment and Development of Corruption Risk Assessment System as a Tool to Prevent Corruption”
With the support of the Embassy of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia, within the scope of the jointly implemented project on “Support to the Republic of Armenia in the Capacity Building of Civil Society Organizations in the Fight Against Corruption” by the International Governance and Risk Institute of the U.K. and the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, a seminar-training on the topic “The Establishment and Development of...