10 Jan 2024
The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) in Libya officially joined the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) on 10 January 2024. It is an independent body with financial autonomy. Established by Law No. 20 of 2013, the Authority's primary goals include achieving effective administrative control over the executive agencies of the Libyan state, detecting and investigating crimes and violations related to public office performance, and taking necessary measures to hold individuals accountable.
The Commission’s accession was based on official correspondence that followed an official meeting between ACA's President, Mr. Abdullah Qaderbuh, with His Excellency thethe Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), Judge Haider Hanoun, Chairperson of the Federal Commission of Integrity in the Republic of Iraq, on 12 December 2023 on the side of the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Anti-Corruption held in Atlanta, USA.
The accession of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to ACINET, brings the total members to fifty (50) ministries and specialized bodies from eighteen (18) Arab countries, in addition to two observer members from the countries of Brazil and Malaysia and the “non-governmental group” consisting of Twenty-eight (28) independent civil society organizations throughout the Arab region.
On this occasion, Mr. Abdullah Qadirbuh emphasized that the Commission's accession to ACINET marks a significant step in efforts to enhance integrity and combat corruption in Libya. It establishes a robust foundation for regional and international cooperation, expertise, and information exchange, as well as the utilization of successful experiences. Judge Haider Hanoun, the President of ACINET, expressed confidence that this accession would strengthen cooperation with Libya and contribute to expanding the role of ACINET as a comprehensive regional mechanism, serving its members since its establishment in 2008.