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.