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UNCAC Implementation

Jordan will work with others countries, civil society, international organisations to support accelerated implementation of the voluntary provisions of the UN Convention Against Corruption.

Country: Jordan

Status: ongoing

Themes: Uncategorised

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 9 Evidence:

    Law to Guarantee the Right to Information

    The Civil Service System

    The Investment Authority Financial System

    Law on Independence of the Judiciary

    Graft Law

    Jordan National Report - Review of the implementation of preventive measures from the UNCAC

    Illicit Financing law No (21) Year 2104

    Integrity and anti-corruption law No (13) Year (2016)

    More Information - Jordan Pledge Tracker

  • 3 Notes:

    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has taken many measures aimed at cooperating with other countries, international organizations and civil society institutions concerned, directly or indirectly, to support the rapid implementation of the voluntary provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, including these measures

    Amending the national anti-corruption legislation, especially the Anti-Corruption Commission Law and the Illicit Gain Law, to comply with the requirements of the International Anti-Corruption Convention.

    • Through drawing a lot for the selection of the reviewing states during the fifth year of the second session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption Review Mechanism, Jordan was selected as a state party transversal to the State of Singapore, where the second chapters (preventive measures) and chapter five (asset recovery) will be reviewed.

    Participation in the first national meeting of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on Preparations for the Special Session of the UNGASS from 2-4 / 9/202

    Participation in the first resumed eleventh session of the Implementation Review Group on anti-corruption, and the eleventh session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on combating corruption via the Internet in Vienna from 8/31/2020 to 2/9/2020 .

    Further evidence is available upon request.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    The government has taken many measures aimed at cooperating with other countries, international organisations and civil society organisations directly or indirectly concerned to supporting the implementation of the voluntary provisions of the UNCAC. - Amending national anti-corruption legislation, especially the Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the illicit financing law, to align them with the requirements of the UNCAC. - Jordan has worked, as a result of the audit, outputs that needs to inform to the Secretary-General of the United Nations that bilateral agreements and national legislation are the basis upon which to deal with requests to extradite criminals as required by Article (44) paragraph (6) of the convention. - Contribute to the review of the self-evaluation questions for the countries parties (when the choice falls on Jordan), as Jordan has reviewed Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan. - Implementing the recommendations of the audit report and the observations of experts reviewing, has informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the central authority concerned to receive requests for mutual legal assistance, implement them or refer them to the relevant authorities and confine them to the Jordanian Ministry of Justice, in implementation of the text of paragraph (13) of Article (46) of Agreement. - The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, in cooperation with the regional project to combat corruption and enhance integrity in the Arab countries of the United Nations Development Program, prepared a report and published its summary, which specifically included reform needs and priorities. - The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission has provided the secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime with the most important achievements that have been made in the decisions of the conferences of the parties of the parties to the international convention. - Attending and participating in the annual conference of the parties of the convention. - Holding periodic and non-periodic meetings with local civil society institutions and international organizations as strategic partners of the commission with the aim of reaching a common vision to support Jordan's obligations to the international community to expel the culture of corruption. - Amending article (15) of the Judiciary independence law. - Amending the Access to information law: Expanding the scope of applicants to access information (Persons and institutions), ensuring a clear mechanism for filling and categorising information, including electronic applications, expanding and clarifying the role of the information commission. - Amending Criminalisation and law enforcement: expanding the scope of the illicit gains law, ensuring administrative and financial independence to the unit. - Preventive measures & Criminalisation and law enforcement: Stressing access to information in a specific article and reducing the limitations, criminalising the acts of corruption conducted by foreign public officials, expanding the scope of illicit gains to include chairpersons of public owned companies, adopting mechanisms for managing expropriated corruption related assets.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: April 30, 2020

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