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Algeria Joins the Arab Anti-Corruption & Integrity Network

Algeria - Thursday, July 11, 2013

The National Body for the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption in the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria recently joined the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), thus becoming the newest member along 42 other ministries and authorities in the Arab region. This increases the number of Arab states engaged in ACINET activities to 16, including: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen. It can be noted that ACINET, established in 2008 and currently chaired by H.E the Minister of Justice of Lebanon Mr. Chakib CORTBAOUI, provides a unique regional and participatory framework for capacity development, information exchange, and policy discussion on issues relevant to its jurisdiction. The Network also includes a non-governmental group that brings together prominent organizations that are selected according to specific criteria. As for the National Body for the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption in Algeria that recently joined ACINET, it was established in 2006 and is currently chaired by Mr. Ibrahim BOUZBOUDJENE. Its main tasks include putting forward policies, directives, and measures to prevent corruption; developing programs to raise awareness of the risks of corruption, collecting information that can contribute to the detection and prevention of acts of corruption, as well as conducting periodic assessments of related legal instruments and administrative procedures.


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