Senegalese MPs on Thursday unanimously adopted the protocol of the Economic Community of West African States on the fight against corruption, APA can report. “The Government of Senegal has the firm commitment to fight corruption. That is why we want to have national and international legal regulations provided for this purpose,” Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad, Mankeur Ndiaye said. The provisions of the ECOWAS protocol cover extradition, financial reporting, customs and immigration, computerized management and judicial process. The document also serves as a sub-regional framework for the fight against corruption. In Senegal, the current regime has included the fight against corruption among its top priorities by strengthening the Anti-fraud and Corruption Office (OFNAC), the State Inspection General, and restoring the anti-graft court (CREI). The anti-graft court has sentenced former President Aboulaye Wade’s son Karim to six years in prison and fined him CFA 147 billion for corruption.
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QUESTION #11 FROM OUR SURVEYS
- A review of the literature on ACAs indicates that there is no standard approach or model when it comes to the establishment of an ACA and the definition of its mandate.
- Some ACAs have been created from scratch, while others have built on existing ombudsman offices, special units within police departments, or justice departments.
- The ACAs included in this initiative are no different. The majority of ACAs have some preventive and investigating functions, but prosecution is carried out by less than half.
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OF COUNTRIES HAVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS
FROM OUR COUNTRY CROSS-ANALYSIS
The existence of anti-corruption laws is the first step in addressing corruption and creating an enabling environment for ACAs to operate effectively. Anti-corruption laws and regulations such as freedom of information, conflict of interest legislation, whistle-blower protection and financial disclosure, can facilitate the investigative and prosecution functions of ACAs.
For this reason, many countries have introduced this type of laws, as the data collected highlights. This may appear encouraging for the seemingly widespread existence of a comprehensive legal system in support of ACAs activities. It is however important to stress that the data presented capture the existence of the laws (“de jure” system) and not whether the laws are implemented (“de facto”).