Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Power abuse crime in jordanian legislation (a comparative study)

Author(s): Ibtisam Mousa Al Saleh

development of their methods and the bad effects, both on the social, economic and political levels. Unfortunately, getting rid of these effects cannot be done in a short period of time, but rather requires many years so that countries can contain and treat its effects. And Jordan, like other countries that adopted a reformist approach, tried to dry up the sources of corruption and besiege them with whatever mechanisms they could, whether legal, social, and cultural and others. Among these mechanisms is Jordan’s ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2005, on the basis of which the Royal Administration issued the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2006, and then in 2016 it was merged with the Board of Grievances to become the Commission for Integrity and Anti-Corruption, the legal successor to both under the law Integrity and Combating Corruption No. 13 of 2016. Therefore, curbing the phenomenon of corruption requires the existence of a strong law criminalizing all forms of corruption, an independent and specialized entity that has the ability to investigate corruption cases, and a strong, independent judiciary that does not fear anyone, and has the ability to prosecute the corrupt regardless of their position. And no matter how powerful they are.

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