Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 AM
Baghdad/National News Center
Today, Tuesday, Adviser to the President of the Republic, Abdullah Al-Zaidi, decided the fate of the corruption proceeds recovery law, while he invited the next parliament.
Al-Zaidi said in a press interview, "The law for recovering corruption proceeds was written in the corridors of the Presidency of the Republic by Iraqi experts, judges, lawyers, and university professors, in addition to the law's contribution by advisers to the Presidency of the Republic."
He added that "the bill to recover corruption proceeds was sent to the House of Representatives, and went to the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives, but it was not voted on in this parliamentary session," expressing his hope "that the law will be studied objectively and thoroughly by the House of Representatives in the next session with the possibility of The amendment, making observations, and sending it to the Presidency of the Republic again.”
He stressed that "the law to recover the proceeds of corruption is important for Iraq and provides the state treasury with the money that was stolen, after it is voted on by the House of Representatives."
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, stressed, earlier, that the draft law on the recovery of corruption proceeds represents a step that complements the basic role of the efforts of state institutions and the integration of roles and coordination between them in combating corruption and recovering the proceeds of corruption, as it includes proactive measures aimed at preventing corruption, and subsequent procedures that work to recover funds Corruption and its revenues, and to benefit from successful international experiences in combating corruption.
The head of the Council of Advisors in the Presidency of the Republic, Ali Shoukry, confirmed, earlier, that the law on recovering corruption proceeds crossed the loopholes and adopted international conventions, as the law received wide support from various active political blocs.
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