From 7 to 8 July, Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean, upon invitation by the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, paid a working visit to Israel in order to explore cooperation possibilities with various institutions and enhance multi-stakeholder involvement.
Meetings took place with, among others, Guy Rotkopf, Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Ehud Keinan, Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yehuda Shaffer, Deputy State Attorney, and MP Micky Rosenthal, a former investigative journalist in the fight against corruption and now Knesset Member, as well as representatives from the Movement for Quality Government in Israel, Knesset Members, and academia. Israeli officials reiterated their country’s full support for IACA and indicated that Israel intends to continue its active involvement in the organization’s development and institutional affairs. The importance of international cooperation, IACA’s role as a neutral ground provider for the exchange of experiences, and possibilities of fostering international networks and programmes, were among the topics of discussion.
The Dean also participated in the Corporate Responsibility and Anti-bribery Business Forum, where he gave a presentation on international trends, risks and challenges in anti-corruption. The Forum brings together representatives from leading Israeli companies to facilitate awareness on international regulations on the prevention of foreign bribery in business. The event also served to introduce IACA’s work to various private sector actors, and therefore open doors for increasing their involvement in the Academy.