20 May 2014
Oman’s Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) and Public Prosecution, organised a seminar at Grand Hyatt Muscat on requirements for implementing the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and Review Mechanism.
Opening the seminar Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice, said that the holding of the seminar stems from the belief in the importance of the Sultanate’s joining this convention as per the Royal Decree No 64/2013.
He pointed out that the Sultanate is making much headway in integrating the rule of the law principle. It also supports the international efforts made to combat corruption. “We aim through these sessions to provide concerned official and experts with knowledge and technical experience needed to fight corruption,” the minister said.
He also indicated that the Sultanate participated in November, 2013 in the Conference of the States Parties in UN Agreement against Corruption in Panama. “Our participation came to support the world fighting corruption in all its types and forms and enhancing cooperation between countries to cut off this crime which is threatening societies’ security, values, and their peoples’ luxury. We already established many national committees and specialised bodies in this field while looking forward to consolidate supremacy of law and continuing to support international efforts to fight against corruption,” Al Khalili said.
Read the story by Zainab Al Nasseri in Oman Daily Observer.