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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: April 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 2 Notes:

    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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