EU-UNDP and Brawijaya University Law Faculty Held Anti-Corruption Discussion

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Malang, September 6, 2018 - The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the SUSTAIN project, in collaboration with the Law Faculty held a discussion entitled "Corruption Prevention in Public Sector" in the Law Faculty Auditorium, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java.

The panel discussion presented four panelists namely; Judge of Medan High Court Albertina Ho, Deputy Dean of Brawijaya University Law Faculty Dr. Prija Djatmika, Deputy Coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) Agus Sunaryanto and Coordinator of the EU-UNDP SUSTAIN Judicial Training Sector Bobby Rahman.

This discussion forum aims to invite young candidates for law enforcement to actively participate in preventing acts of corruption in the public sector. As the next generation, young people have an important role to reject corruption culture and encourage integrity to all levels of society. Therefore, they need to be introduced to ways to detect, prevent and fight corruption effectively.

Dean of the Law Faculty Dr. Rachmad Syafa'at, SH., M.Sc said that anti-corruption discussions are very important to improve the integrity of students as part of legal education.

"As candidates for law enforcement officers, whether police, prosecutors, lawyers or judges, awareness of integrity and honesty is necessary. So that when they work as officials they are not caught up in corrupt practices that harm the people and citizens of Indonesia. Students will be able to recognize corrupt practices and take preventive measures in collaboration with the prosecutor's office and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)."

The discussion was held following an integrated training on corruption prevention at the provincial and local government levels carried out by the SUSTAIN project on 3 - 5 September 2018 which was attended by East Java provincial, city and district officials and law enforcement officials.

SUSTAIN Senior Advisor for the EU-UNDP project Gilles Blanchi said that various trainings carried out by the SUSTAIN project not only touched on legal issues but also issues related to ethics, which scope is broader and includes perception of appropriateness.

"Training for judges and other employees in the court regarding anti-corruption laws and code of ethics alone may not be enough. However, this is an important step towards the integrity and accountability of the justice system demanded by the community. In addition to teaching laws that regulate integrity, it is also important to address ethical issues, because what is "legal", that is "not violating the law" may be unethical, so that it is inappropriate to be carried out by judges or court officials ".

The EU-UNDP Project Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Indonesia (SUSTAIN) aims to support the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia in judicial sector reform, improving the transparency, integrity and accountability of the judicial system.

The project, which started in 2014 and will end in 2019, is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Indonesia. The project focuses on four sectors: enhancing the internal and external supervisory functions of the judicial system; improving technical capacity and knowledge of judges and court staff; strengthening human resource and organizational management systems and improving case management system.

For more information, contact:

Emilda Rosén, EU-UNDP SUSTAIN Communication Analyst

08119262003 or emilda.rosen@undp.org

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