The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) in Libya officially joined the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) in January.

The ACA was established in 2013 by Law No.20 of 2013, and its remit includes detecting and investigating crimes and violations related to public office performance and taking necessary measures to hold individuals accountable.

The accession to ACINET followed an official meeting between ACA’s President, Abdullah Qaderbuh, with His Excellency Judge Haider Hanoun, President of ACINET, in late 2023.

Qaderbuh emphasised that the Commission’s accession to ACINET marks a significant step in efforts to enhance integrity and combat corruption in Libya.

More recently in March at a meeting in Paris, ACA’s Qaderbuh also explored cooperation with the Organisation for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with a view to exchanging expertise, and building capacities to support integrity, good governance and combatting corruption.

The meeting was attended by the President of the Governance Program for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the OECD, Miriam Alam, along with others.

While corruption remains prevalent, Libya has a number of laws in place. These include the Law on Economic Crimes, the Anti-Money Laundering Law and the Law on Abuse of Public Authority. Both ACA and the Audit Bureau work on implementing these and other laws to fight corruption.

These laws provide the broad statutory framework that defines acts such as bribery and aggravated bribery, as well as determination of liability and the punishment applicable to such acts.

Eltumi and Partners can advise domestic and international companies on ensuring compliance with all aspects of these laws.

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