World without corruption:

myth or reality?


Attendees were greeted by Anatolii Getman, Vice-Rector for research of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, the moderator of the event, by Dr. Oleksiy Ilyashenko, Deputy Head of the Department for the Prevention of Corruption and Lustration of the National Police of Ukraine, and Raimundas Kaliesnikas. professor of Kazimieras Simonavičius University, chairman of the Lithuanian National Anti-Corruption Association.

Representatives of national anti-corruption institutions and leading non-governmental organizations, researchers from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Graz, Tallinn Technical University, University of Washington and Lee, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law took part in the discussion.

The session of the discussion panel was opened by prof. Dr. Raimundas Kalesnykas, who presented Lithuania’s successful practice in building the system of anti-corruption institutions in Lithuania, the mechanisms of their effective interaction, and factors affecting fluctuation of the Corruption Perceptions Index.

Prof. Roxana Bratu (London School of Economics and Political Science) focused on contemporary measures of combating corruption, and also demonstrated the advantages and drawbacks of anti-corruption practice in Romania.

Discussing the best foreign strategies of combating corruption, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik spoke about the progress and strong resistance the newly established anti-corruption agency faced. He emphasized the need to establish an independent and effective Anti-corruption court in accordance with the current legislation and international obligations of Ukraine.



Prof. dr. Raimundas Kalesnykas, professor at the Faculty of Law of Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Lithuania); ex-Director of the National Anti-Corruption Association (NACA) in Lithuania



Artem Sytnik, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Reanimation Package of Reforms

Robert Sivers, UNDP expert, Director of Judiciary, Defence and Anti-corruption Legislation Department, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Mikhail Buromensky,  Head of the Ukrainian delegation in GRECO, Auditor of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Doctor of Law, Professor and Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine


Dr. Thomas H. Speedy Rice , visiting Professor of  Law of Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Virginia, USA)

Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Kruessmann, coordinator of Jean Monnet Network “Developing European Studies in the Caucasus”, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Dr. Roxana Bratu, Research Associate in Global and European Anti-corruption Policies (University College of London, UK), the coordinator of the project “Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption”

Dr. Oleksiy Illyashenko, Deputy Head of the Department for the Prevention of Corruption and Lustration of the National Police of Ukraine

Magnus Ohman – Senior Political Finance Adviser for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Tanel Kerikmäe, Ph.D. in Law, Professor – the Director of Tallinn Law School, Faculty of Business and Governance, Head of Academic Ethics Committee, Tallinn University of Technology; Jean Monnet Professor since 2003;  Folke Bernadotte Academy, Rule of Law Working group, member (Estonia)


Oksana Nesterenko, the Executive Director of the Anti-corruption Research and Education Centre at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Bondarenko Sergey –  Chairman of the Supervisory Board, President of “Liga” Group of Companies. Educational background: Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, post graduate studies at Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of  National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, PhD in Automation Control Systems