Maintaining our engagement with the international law enforcement community

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Engagement with International Law Enforcement

Sport Integrity Australia's Director of Sports Wagering and Competition Manipulation, Jason Whybrow, continues to maintain our engagement with the international law enforcement community via his recent attendance at the 10th Conference of the States Parties (COSP) which is the main policymaking body of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. 

Mr Whybrow attended COSP10 as a member of the Australian delegation led by the Attorney General’s Department. His ongoing involvement with issues of transnational crime helps Australian sport by emphasising the importance of maintaining the reputation for fair, safe contests in the global context so that sport overall is protected.

COSP10 Australian Delegation with Head of Delegation, Commissioner Paul Brereton AM RFD SC
Australian COSP10 Delegation with Head of Delegation, Commissioner Paul Brereton AM RFD SC (centre) with Jason Whybrow (third from right)

The agenda included election of officers, general discussions, review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, technical assistance, prevention, and discussion around the challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation.

Mr Whybrow was a panellist at two Special Events hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Safeguarding Sport from Corruption program and the INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre.

Additionally, we were involved in several bilateral meetings with anti-corruption and government representatives that are very interested in the approach to sport in Australia.

“Maintaining our engagement with the international law enforcement community in this way is valuable as it gives us a fuller understanding of corruption internationally, the nuances and connections between sport and crime and allows us to create solid networks to remain ahead of the game from a sport integrity standpoint,” he explains.

The Conference of the States Parties was established to improve capacity, enhance cooperation, review the implementation of the Convention, and meets every two years to adopt resolutions and decisions.

You can find out more about our role in sports wagering and competition manipulation from our website.