Addressing the Links Between Corruption and TOC with the RPCA

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Nakhon Pathom Province (Thailand), 4 January 2023 - UNODC delivered a lecture on “Addressing the Links between Corruption & Transnational Organized Crime” (TOC) at the Royal Thai Police Cadet Academy (RPCA) based on the Academy’s International Law module.

The presentation, which lasted 90 minutes, covered the relationship between corruption and Transnational Organized Crime, as well as the linkages to:

  • The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC);
  • The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC);
  • Thailand’s legislation related to UNCAC and UNTOC;
  • Collaboration between UNODC and INTERPOL under TOC and corruption; and
  • Samples of corruption cases involving police and transnational organized crime.

The presentation enhanced the knowledge and understanding of the cadets regarding both the nature of corruption and TOC, as well as existing legislation at both domestic and international levels.

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The lecture also created familiarity for the cadets on international legal frameworks and mechanisms to tackle corruption and transnational organized crime, including inspiring them about international cooperation. The trainees expressed their interest when listening to information regarding UNODC's work with INTERPOL, case studies, and the plan to continuously collaborate with RPCA.

This initiative was part of activities funded by the Ministry of Justice of Government of the Republic of Korea.

Other Useful Links:

  • A description of an Ethics and Integrity Workshop held with the RPCA in 2022 can be found here.
  • Interviews with several Thai police cadets at the abovementioned workshop can be found here.
  • A summary of activities by the UNODC Anti-Corruption Team in Southeast Asia is available on our website here.