Working with our counterparts to strengthen the fight against corruption in Palestine

Fighting corruption is important to the Palestinian people. In this fight, effective detection, investigation and prosecution of corruptive practices is the only way to achieve the goal of combating all forms of corruption in the Palestinian society. This requires a strong collaboration between the Palestinian Civil Police and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission – both longstanding and close counterparts of the Mission.

This week, the Mission launched a series of workshops on corruption crimes to strengthen this alliance as well as the expertise and skills of Police Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department and Prosecutors and Legal Staff from the Anti-Corruption Commission. The workshop comprised elements of the Anti-Corruption Law, the most common corruption crimes and a real life case of corruption investigation conducted in Palestine.

The first workshop was held on 14 March 2018 in Ramallah covering the districts of Ramallah, Jericho, Salfit and Jerusalem. It was opened by the Commissioner Mr. Rafiq Al-Natsheh and attended by the Deputy Attorney General Mr. Akram Al-Katib. Workshops for the remaining districts will take place in Nablus and Bethlehem during the coming weeks.