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The Iraqi Commission of Integrity Visits the Lebanese Parliament as Part of a Training Course For Fighting Illicit Enrichment

Lebanon - Monday, December 23, 2013

A panel discussion was held this morning in theLebanese Parliament where officials, investigators from the Iraqi Commission of Integrity and MPs Yassin Jaber, Mohammed Kabbani and Ghassan Moukhaiber discussed Lebanon's experience in combating corruption and its various challenges in this area. The discussions identified good practices for complying national legislations with the provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and addressed the experience of the Iraqi Commission. Participants shared ways to reinforce supervision on judicial regulatory bodies and strengthen cooperation among them and on relevant initiatives, including the implementations and amendments of the laws on access to information, whistleblowers protection and illicit enrichment. The head of the Disciplinary Commission, Judge Marwan Abboud, also participated in the meeting and exposed some of the practical challenges facing regulatory action on the ground. MP Moukhaiber also covered in details the Lebanese experience in amending the law fighting illicit enrichment and ways for managing large gaps in the current law. This panel comes within the framework of a specialized training course held in Beirut between 18 and 24 December as part of a joint training program for the Iraqi Commission of Integrity organized by the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network which is currently chaired by Lebanon and represented by His Excellency the Minister of Justice. This training is also organized in cooperation with the Regional Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities (IDRAC).


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