03 May 2023
"Enhancing Integrity and Fighting Corruption in Judicial and Security Institutions: The First Academic Forum for Deans of Judicial Institutes and Police Colleges in Arab Countries"
The League of Arab States organized an academic forum for deans of judicial institutes, police colleges, and law faculties in Arab countries, held from May 3 to May 5, 2023. The event was attended by representatives from the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network, namely Mr. Ammar Muzher Abdul Jalil, representing the Iraqi Anti-Corruption Academy, and Dr. Asma Ghashem, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Carthage, Tunisia.
One of the primary objectives of the network's participation in this forum is to enhance communication and foster networking. The opportunity to engage with representatives from participating governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as presidents and deans of law faculties and judicial institutes, is crucial for the network. Such interactions can pave the way for new perspectives that promote a culture of integrity. Dr. Asma Al-Ghashem emphasized the network's commitment to being present in significant academic gatherings like this forum.
A key goal of the network is to advance integrity within institutions operating in the security and judicial sectors. Security and the judiciary are interconnected components that function effectively when governed by principles of integrity. To achieve this objective, it is necessary to review and adapt legislation in response to global transformations and the proliferation of transnational crimes. Furthermore, “It is vital to support the independence of specialized institutions involved in promoting integrity and combating corruption”, highlighted Mr. Ammar Muzher Abdel Jalil.