Bahrain Joins International Convention against Corruption

The Bahraini Parliament has approved proposal of the Committee of Foreign Affairs Defence and National Security concerning the ratification of the Convention against Corruption. This important international convention calls on member states to combat all forms of corruption and to toughen punishments against employees who are proven to be involved in some form of administrative or financial corruption, in addition to promoting integrity and accountability and a sound management of public issues and properties.

On the other hand, the Bahraini Transparency Society said it would lead an awareness campaign, financed by the Ministry of Social Development, about the Convention and called on the Bahraini Parliament to amend laws and legislations which are not compatible with the Convention. If officially ratified, Bahrain would be the second Arab country, after Jordan, to adopt the Convention against Corruption.