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Nazaha workshop delves into ways of detecting and preventing corruption

The Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) hosted a workshop at its headquarters in collaboration with the World Justice Project (WJP), focusing on the findings of the 2023 Rule of Law Index report.

Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Counselor Nawaf Al-Mahmel, highlighted in his speech the importance of cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to include Kuwait in the rule of law index.

Al-Mahmel emphasized that this inclusion aims to enhance efforts in detecting and preventing corruption, measure new index factors previously unmeasured in the country, and raise awareness about international indicators to support regional and international reforms and policies.

The Rule of Law Index is globally recognized for comparing adherence to the rule of law and measuring perceptions at the national level. In 2023, 142 countries were evaluated, with Kuwait ranking 52nd globally. The index assesses various aspects such as limitations on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.

Emma Morley, the Resident Representative of UNDP in Kuwait, discussed the role of the Rule of Law Index in strengthening the rule of law through opinion polls and studies that reflect people’s experiences. She emphasized the workshop’s importance in supporting measures aimed at enhancing the index’s components, contributing to sustainable development, fostering access to justice, and building effective institutions within society.

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