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Research Paper
Published online: Nov. 30, 2020

Kuwait’s Anti-Corruption Body (Nazaha): Some Aspects from the Perspective of International Law

Thaqal S. Al-Ajmi & Ali S. Alnami
P. O. Box: 59191, Doha, Kuwait 93152
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This paper focuses on critical anti-corruption measures taken by the State of Kuwait and the international community, specifically as they relate to the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Specific provisions of Nazaha Law, particularly those related to crimes and persons under its jurisdiction, are compared to the UNCAC, shedding light on the inherent advantages and disadvantages of the Law and whether the law constitutes a sufficient domestic anticorruption measure. By focusing on specific statutes and related jurisdictional matters, significant discrepancies between Nazaha Law and the UNCAC are noted. Kuwaiti legislators should immediately consider these discrepancies to ensure a more effective domestic policy in the global campaign against corruption. This paper comprises five parts including the Introduction and Conclusion. Part two will detail the various types of corruption covered by the Nazaha Law. Part three will focus on the persons covered under Nazaha jurisdiction. Part four will expound the issues of legal jurisdiction.

Keywords : Anti-Corruption, Kuwait, UNCAC, Convention against Corruption, Nazaha, Bribery, Crimes, Offenses, Implementation, National Law, International Law, Public Official, Money Laundering

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