Baghdad On the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the working groups within the framework of the United Nations Convention against Corruption held in the Austrian capital Vienna, the head of the Federal Integrity Commission (the head of the Arab Network for Integrity and Anti-Corruption) judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi met with the head of the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Corruption Tariq Kaur.
The meeting was devoted, according to a statement of integrity, to discuss ways to recover smuggled funds and those convicted of corruption crimes, calling for the formation of an alliance and pressure groups from countries that suffer from the lack of response by some of the states, parties to the UN agreement to the contents of the agreement, which urge the need for assistance and cooperation between the states parties in the response, conducting requests for legal assistance to hand over looted persons and funds.
The two sides touched on the competencies of the Federal Integrity Commission and the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Corruption and the powers that both bodies enjoy, while the discussions between the two sides resulted in the initial agreement to conclude a memorandum of understanding between Iraq and Algeria for cooperation in the field of combating corruption, transparency and spreading a culture of integrity and accountability. As well as cooperation in the field of recovering those convicted of corruption cases and smuggled money.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption, in the articles and provisions of its fifth chapter, urges all states party to take measures to ensure the recovery of assets obtained from corruption, urging them to cooperate with each other in the field of legal aid, and to respond to requests by states to surrender assets and smuggled funds and those convicted of corruption crimes.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency