International Anti-Corruption Architecture UNCAC implementation

Jordan will work with others countries, civil society, international organizations to support accelerated implementation of the voluntary provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption.

Status: Ongoing

This commitment has no defined end date and there is evidence that activity has started.

The Concerned Authorities:

  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Evidence

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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has taken many measures aimed at cooperating with other countries, international organizations and civil society institutions concerned, directly or indirectly, to support the rapid implementation of the voluntary provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, including these measures

Amending the national anti-corruption legislation, especially the Anti-Corruption Commission Law and the Illicit Gain Law, to comply with the requirements of the International Anti-Corruption Convention. 

  • Through drawing a lot for the selection of the reviewing states during the fifth year of the second session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption Review Mechanism, Jordan was selected as a state party transversal to the State of Singapore, where the second chapters (preventive measures) and chapter five (asset recovery) will be reviewed.

Participation in the first national meeting of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on Preparations for the Special Session of the UNGASS from 2-4 / 9/2020

Participation in the first resumed eleventh session of the Implementation Review Group on anti-corruption, and the eleventh session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on combating corruption via the Internet in Vienna from 8/31/2020 to 2/9/2020

The Current Situation:

The government has taken many measures aimed at cooperating with other countries, international organizations and civil society organizations directly or indirectly concerned to support the implementation of the voluntary provisions of the UNCAC including:

1.Amending national anti-corruption legislation, especially the Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the Illicit Financing Law, to align it with the requirements of the UNCAC.

-Jordan has worked after receiving the  outputs of the audit that it has been subjected to informing the Secretary-General of the United Nations that bilateral agreements and national legislation are the basis upon which to deal with requests to extradite criminals as required by Article 44/6 of the convention.

2.Contribute to the review of the self-evaluation questions for the countries parties (when the choice falls on Jordan), as Jordan has reviewed both Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan.

3.The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, in cooperation with the regional project to combat corruption and enhance integrity in the Arab countries of the United Nations Development Program, prepared a report and published its summary, which specifically included reform needs and priorities.

4.The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission has provided the Secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime with the most important achievements that have been made   as a result of the conferences between the party countries of  the international convention.

5.Attending and participating in the annual conference of the parties of the Convention.

6.Holding periodic and non-periodic meetings with local civil society institutions and international organizations as strategic partners of the commission with the aim of reaching a common vision to support Jordan’s obligations to the international community to expel the culture of corruption.