A CEELI Online Certificate Course

Course Overview

This course was specifically designed for an audience of civil society activists and investigative journalists. The objective of the course is to provide the participants with a deep understanding, from a law enforcement perspective, of how corruption cases are assembled. The online course is highly interactive, informative, and comprehensive consisting of a combination of live and recorded lectures, live breakout sessions, and homework assignments, all conducted online.

Faculty for the course includes a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, a former US Department of Justice federal prosecutor, a former German prosecutor, the head of the Special Litigation Unit in the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency, and a former Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Each faculty member will bring their decades of experience to convey useful tools and lessons to participants.

Course Structure

The objective of this training is to provide investigative journalists with the knowledge of what comprises legally actionable material for law enforcement, and what mechanisms exist to communicate or relay information to law enforcement actors. Over the duration of this 5-week course, commencing 19 October 2020, materials including; webcasts of lectures, activities, and tasks will be released each week online. A number of interactive live online lectures will enable participants to connect with the expert contributors and to consolidate their knowledge. The live lectures will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 17:00 until 18:30. Each session will have an additional 30 minutes pre- and after- session discussions for participants with one member of the Faculty. Between sessions, there are home assignments, which will require additional time for preparation. The course will be held in English.

This course will consist of 5 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the Legal Authority for Anti-Corruption and Money Laundering Investigations and Prosecutions

Module 2: Data, Information, and Intelligence – How do we find this material and when does it become evidence?

Module 3: Financial Analysis and Financial Records in Corruption and Money Laundering Cases

Module 4: Time to Decide Whether Your Investigation Will Lead to Criminal Charges Module 5: Judgement Day

To register for the course, please submit your Application by October 8, 2020

To apply, please go to this link and complete the application. If you have any questions regarding the course or the application process, please contact Lilia Festa Zaripova via email at lilia.festazaripova@ceeli.eu. Please be sure to note the name of the course “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption and Money Laundering” in the subject line of your email.

All applicants will be notified as to their acceptance status on a rolling basis.