Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission
Decision No. (10) of 2019 was issued by the Council of Ministers regarding regulations concerning the receipt of gifts in the course of official duties. It stipulated the resources fiscal obtained by persons working in civil or military institutions, boards of directors, heads of public institutions, and companies with government corporations, and relatives to the first degree of the previously identified persons. In order to monitor and regulate the recipient of gifts, to enhance the principles of transparency and accountability in the public sector and prevent conflicts of interest between the various bodies.
The publication includes 12 articles which Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) developed and published in cooperation with Palestinian Anti-corruption Commission. The development of the handbook is based on the Palestinian regulatory framework with reference to international best practices. DCAF developed, designed and printed Handbook on how to implement gifts regulations.
The objective is to improve oversight in the public and security institutions. It aims to support executive authorities and the Palestinian National Security Forces (PASF) take policy decisions in line with guiding norms and good practices for enhancing transparency, accountability, and measures to fight corruption. It also aims to strengthen fighting corruption and preventive measures.
The handbook was prepared by experts from PACC and Ms. Sandrine Richard, international expert, who provided the international standards and best practices The objectives are to strengthen the understanding of the public institutions staff about gifts regulations; to amplify knowledge among national actors on the importance of enhancing the governance of the security sector, particularly in fighting corruption; and for national and local actors, to boost their knowledge and skills in regards to fighting corruption which contributes to the security sector reform and governance.
Eman Redwan, Adam Styp-Rekowski, Intisar Abu Khalaf, Dr. Hamdi Khawaja, Osama Saedi, and Rola Kobabji