The Preventive Role of Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Field of Investment: A Comparative Study between Jordanian and Kuwaiti Legislation and International Conventions
Prof. Laith K. Nasrawin
Professor of Constitutional Law – Faculty of Law – University of Jordan
This study examines the protective role of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission in Jordan and the Kuwaiti Anti-Corruption Authority in combating corruption in the field of investment. The study focuses on the formation of both national bodies and their independence for the purposes of limiting corruption in the field of investment, comparing these terms with relevant international standards for combating corruption, as mentioned in the United Nations Convention against Corruption of 2003 and the Arab Convention against Corruption of 2010.
The study also examines the structures and powers of the two national bodies that work as precautionary measures to minimize crimes of corruption related to investment. The discussion is carried out with respect to their set-up to ensure independence, jurisdiction, and the investigatory powers they have in accordance with the law to achieve this common good. The study concludes that national set of laws are largely within the line of the international standards in question. However, many of their provisions could still be reconsidered in order to ensure further compliance with international agreements on combating corruption in the field of investment.
Keywords: Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority, United Nations Convention against Corruption 2003, Arab Convention against Corruption 2010.