[size=36]Launches tomorrow.. Integrity issues a statement on the Baghdad International Conference to recover looted funds[/size]
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And the Integrity Commission stated, in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that "the conference is being held under the patronage of the Prime Minister (Mustafa Al-Kazemi) and with the participation of the President of the Arab League (Ahmed Aboul Gheit), a number of justice ministers, heads of judicial councils and supervisory bodies, as well as a number of representatives Arab associations, organizations, and legal, academic, and media figures related to the issue of anti-corruption, it is hoped that it will address important topics related to the issues of recovering looted funds and smuggled assets, and finding ways to facilitate and prevent safe environments for their recovery.”
The statement added, "The Federal Integrity Commission and the Ministry of Justice will undertake the task of organizing the conference, which will witness holding joint workshops and presenting research papers that address the most prominent obstacles and obstacles facing national regulatory authorities in the issue of recovering convicts, assets and funds smuggled outside the borders of their countries, and what solutions and remedies are." Contribute to obligating the countries that hold these funds and assets and those convicted of corruption crimes by the decisions of UN conventions, laws, charters and customs calling for cooperation in returning them to their countries of origin.
He continued, "The conference organizers are seeking to come up with a set of decisions, recommendations, results and initiatives that urge the participating countries (in attendance or virtually) to cooperate and provide legal assistance among themselves to recover the smuggled money and the proceeds of corruption that spoilers have been able to smuggle outside the borders of their countries, and to form coalitions of alliances and groups against countries. that provide safe environments and tax havens for them at the Arab and international levels.
It is noteworthy that Iraq, represented by the Integrity Commission, had participated last week in the meetings of the working groups within the framework of the United Nations Convention against Corruption held in the Austrian capital Vienna, where the head of the Commission called on the international community to abide by the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption regarding the difficulties involved in the recovery of funds and money Efforts to recover smuggled funds and assets, diagnosing the obstacles and impediments that stand in the way of the success of the efforts of the national regulatory and judicial bodies, despite the great efforts and measures they are making, pointing to some of them as dual nationality, and the difficulty of proving the link between the existing crime and the smuggled assets. and the integration of those funds into the economies of those countries, expressing his hope that those obstacles would be overcome and would not prevent the success of those efforts, especially the issue of dual nationality that some resort toCorrupt by making investments in those incubating countries.
On the sidelines of the participation of the President of the Commission, Judge (Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi), "President of the Arab Network for Integrity and Anti-Corruption" in the Vienna meetings, he held several meetings, the most prominent of which was the meeting with the Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Thomas Stelzer), and the President of the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Corruption, Dr. ( Tariq Kaur), during those meetings, an agreement was reached on concluding a memorandum of understanding between the international and Iraqi academies to combat corruption, and the initial agreement on concluding a memorandum of understanding with the Algerian authority.
It is worth noting that the Federal Integrity Commission represents Iraq in the United Nations and Arab Anti-Corruption Conventions, and it was entrusted with a mission to represent Iraq in them and to participate in the conferences and meetings they hold, as well as representing Iraq in the Arab Network for Promoting Integrity, which Iraq chairs in its current session, which ended 29/43.