On September 11-15, ten employees of the High Anti-Corruption Court participated in a study tour to Ljubljana, Slovenia, organized with the support of the EUACI.
During the trip, the participants visited various state institutions, including the Supreme Court, District court of Ljubljana, Office of the State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia, Specialized State Prosecutor's Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs, National Bureau of Investigation, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, and the Ministry of Justice. The aim of the visit was to learn best anti-corruption practices, including when it comes to case management and collection of statistical data
While engaging with the representatives of these institutions, the judges and staff members learned about Slovenia's prosecution system for corruption crimes, civil confiscation of unjustified assets as well as court practices in these categories of cases. They also shared their experiences gained from considering relevant cases in Ukraine.
Representatives from HACC also met with the President of the Republic of Slovenia Nataša Pirc Musar and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia Urška Klakočar Zupančič.
During the meetings with authorities, they discussed the experience of Slovenia in prosecuting corruption crimes, key challenges faced by the Slovenian agencies, and shared their own experience of considering top-corruption criminal cases.
The study visit was organized and funded by the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), the leading EU-funded anti-corruption support program in Ukraine, and is co-funded and implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.