AAUP participates in Anti-Corruption Conference in Palestine under the title of “The Opportunities & Challenges: 5 Years of the Palestinian membership to the UN Convention against Corruption”. The Conference was supervised by Shams Center for Human Rights and Democracy, and the Friedrich Neumann Foundation for Freedom.
During the Conference Dr. Dalal Iriqat VP and lecturer of Conflict Resolution and Strategic Planning at Faculty of Graduate Studies presented a research paper about “The extent of Palestine’s commitment to the requirements of the UN conventions against corruption through legislative, executive and judicial measures”.
As Dr. Dalal Iriqat mentioned in the research paper the conventions and its clauses and details, and how it affected the Palestinian community. As she said that 5 years of have passed for Palestine joining the agreement, as she praised the efforts of the PLO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil society committees, but the paper has faced several challenges that must be dealt with.
As she added that the convention must be distributed on all official Palestinian documents, because, according to the law any agreement is binding on the state only after it is published in the official newspaper. second, it is necessary to activate the Legislative Council as a supervisory body to sign the agreement and harmonize domestic laws accordingly to international conventions. Third, we must end the division in order to ensure the harmonization of Palestinian internal laws so Palestine can practice properly anti-corruption. The agreement must be implemented in both West Bank and Gaza.