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EUPOL COPPS facilitates a workshop on Asset Recovery
On 7 and 8 June, EUPOL COPPS facilitated a workshop on Asset Recovery. The focus of this workshop was on the international recovery of the proceeds of crime. Beneficiaries of the workshop were specialized judges of the Corruption Crimes Court, prosecutors of the Palestinian-Anti-Corruption Commission, members of the Ministry of ...
Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An independent Afghan anti-corruption body warned Wednesday that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.The report by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee also alleged favoritism and patronage often prevail over merit and ...
FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges
Several top Fifa officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning police operation in Zurich, Switzerland, according to reportsAt least six top Fifa officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning police operation in Zurich.More than a dozen plain-clothed officers descended on the plush five-star Baur ...
The Guardian: Corruption and siege hamper Gaza reconstruction efforts
LONDON, (PIC)-- Corruption and Israel's tight blockade are some of the reasons for the delay in the reconstruction of the embattled Gaza Strip, the London-based Guardian newspaper said in a recent report.Following 50 days of Israeli massive military attacks on already war-torn Gaza, its reconstruction is moving at "glacial pace" ...
Fifa faces calls to quash Qatar World Cup vote after ...
Senior Fifa figures are for the first time seriously considering the ramifications of ordering a rerun of the vote for the right to stage the 2022 World Cup, in the aftermath of new corruption allegations against the hosts, Qatar.While awaiting the results of a semi-independent inquiry into the 2018 and ...
Mubarak Gets 3 Years for Embezzlement, and His Sons Get ...
CAIRO — A criminal court here convicted former President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday of embezzling millions of dollars of public money for his personal use in private homes and palaces, in a case that rights advocates say could now implicate the current prime minister and spy chief.After his conviction by ...
Former Omani minister jailed for three years for corruption
(Reuters) - A former Omani commerce minister was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the Gulf Arab state.Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi was found guilty by Muscat's Court of First Instance of paying bribes worth ...
Jordan to hand fugitives over to PA
A Palestinian anti-corruption commission chief said on Saturday that in the coming days Jordan will hand over a number of suspects accused of embezzling millions of shekels, as part of Palestine's new abilities as a member in the UN Convention Against Corruption.Rafiq Natsha told Ma'an on Saturday afternoon that after ...
Palestine Formally Member of UNCAC
RAMALLAH, May 11, 2014 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Sunday received a letter from the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon approving Palestine's membership in the UN's Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).Rafeeq Natsheh, head of the Anti-Corruption Commission, informed Hamdallah on the commission's work to match up existing laws on ...
SURVEY: PALESTINIANS SAY NEPOTISM STILL WIDESPREAD
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian branch of a global anti-corruption group says more than 70 percent of Palestinians believe personal connections help getting access to public services and that nearly 90 percent have used them.The survey was part of an annual corruption report by Aman, a branch of ...
Palestine formally joins 5 UN human rights treaties
Palestine has signed up to five global treaties, which ban torture and racial discrimination, while protecting the rights of women, children and the disabled, the UN has stated.On May 7, Palestine will also sign an agreement that will protect children in conflict zones. This is an optional part of the ...
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ASKS EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO MAKE A PUBLIC ...
With the Egyptian presidential campaign officially starting tomorrow, Transparency International calls on candidates to publicly commit to fighting corruption by supporting the anti-corruption group’s five-point pledge which provides a starting point for Egypt's anti-corruption efforts.“We call on the presidential candidates to promise an accountable and effective government. They must make ...
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