Issue 37

Volume 6 Rabii 1/ Rabii 2 1440
Issue 4 December 2018
ISSN 24102237
Issue 24

Activating the Legal and Regulatory Framework to Combat Corruption

By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi

The spread of financial and administrative corruption is considered one of the main obstacles hindering the development of countries and deterring the revival and progress of nations. Therefore, constitutions, local laws, charters, and international declarations have tended to set clear and strict provisions aimed to combat this imminent and continuing danger, reinforced by a detailed operational roadmap, as is the case in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (CAC) adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003, which was the outcome of an international legal effort that lasted for several years and resulted in the development of efficient and effective international legal and technical standards. This agreement covers five main areas: preventive measures, criminalization and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery, technical assistance, and information exchange. It also addressed many different forms of corruption, such as bribery, abuse of influence, abuse of authority, and various acts of corruption in the private sector.

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