01. March 2015

Third workshop in financial investigation and asset recovery in Bhutan

In the context of the Swiss-Bhutanese cooperation framework (“DG and Democratic Governance Programme”), which seeks to consolidate Bhutan’s democratic institutions and practices, ICAR delivered a further five-day training workshop in financial investigation and asset recovery to 28 experts from the Judiciary, Office of the Attorney General, Anti-Corruption Commission, Royal Bhutan Police, Drug Regulatory Authority, Department of Revenue and Custom, Bhutan National Legal Institute, the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan and the Royal Audit Authority.

This wide range of participants contributed substantially to increasing the diversity of experience, interaction and communication in the delivery of the programme, which ultimately will assist with inter-agency cooperation in combating corruption in the country.

During the opening ceremony, the Honourable Chief Justice of Bhutan provided the keynote address, stating:

After the conclusion of the first training, I have heard only praises from the judges and lawyers who attended the training last June. I have been informed that the workshop was very relevant, and that the practical exercise of the realistic, yet fictitious case of Minister Tenzin Wangchuk was brilliantly prepared, which helped them to understand the issues with ease. The participants were very impressed with the trainers for their extensive knowledge and for the amount of research, preparation and effort they had put in to ensure the success of the workshop.