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The Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority Continues its Field Visits and Learns More about the Jordanian Experience

International - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The delegation of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority returned from its field visit to Jordan where it met with government officials from the main bodies in charge of control and anti-corruption, and learned more about their experiences, and namely that of the Jordanian Anti- Corruption Commission (JACC). The visit was held with the support of UNDP, and as part of the efforts of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network, founded in 2008. The Network includes to date 44 ministries and governmental agencies from 17 Arab countries, including the Tunisian and Jordanian anti-corruption authorities, in addition to two observer members from Brazil and Malaysia, and a group of 20 non-governmental organizations representing civil society and the business community. The delegation was headed by the President of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority H.E. Mr. Samir ANNABI, and brought together representatives of the latter Authority, the National Constituent Assembly and civil society. The visit extended over three days - from 2 to 6 June 2014 - where participants learned about the establishment of JACC and its mandate. The delegation also met with the Attorney General, the Department of financial disclosure, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Court of Accounts and the Anti-Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Unit. It is to be noted that JACC was established under Law No. 62 of 2006 which was amended twice; in 2012 and 2013; to enable the Authority to strengthen its power and open branches in the governorates of the Kingdom. The visit comes in the framework of a series of similar visits conducted by the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority to a number of countries in the region and beyond, with the most recent visit being to Morocco in April 2014. The visits aim at enabling Tunisian officials to learn more about good practices and lessons learned from comparative experiences, specifically with regards to the establishment of anti-corruption authorities and activating their role in the areas of prevention, awareness and prosecution. They also aim at consolidating friendship ties and communication with other countries with a view to promoting cooperation in the face of corruption, an international phenomenon requiring cross-border cooperation. The Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority whose was members were appointed by Decree No. 2394 of 2013; was established in 2011 by Framework Decree number 120 of 2011. Source: the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network


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