Algerian National Assembly adopts anti-corruption bill
On Tuesday (3 January), the Algerian National Assembly approved a bill related to preventing and fighting corruption. The 74-article bill envisages setting up a national body for the implementation of a national strategy against corruption, setting rules for prevention, establishing measures for the detection of corruption, and legal co-operation mechanisms. The bill also defines a series of rules to be applied in public administrations in order to guarantee the integrity and the transparency of the public affairs.
The bill complies with the provisions of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Algeria was one of the first countries to ratify the convention, which calls corruption a "serious threat" for the democracy and the socio-political stability of countries and their sustainable development (APS, El Moudjahid)
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