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About the Commission

When His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, may God protect him and nurtured him, instructed the government to establish of an independent Anti-Corruption Commission, this era was an expression of a serious political will to declare war on corruption and dry its sources, and invoke the government agencies to combat and prevent corruption institutionally.

Jordan's ratification of the UN International Convention against Corruption in 2005 and the establishment of an independent commission later to combat corruption was appreciated by many other countries that participated in ratifying the agreement and putting it into effect, as most of them, including Jordan, worked to harmonize most of their legislations in line with the provisions of the international agreement.

In 2006, the Anti-Corruption Law No (62) was issued, defining the goals and tasks of the commission and set the corruption acts. Later on, two amendments were required due to some new needs and requirements; the first amendment was in 2012 that included some articles to provide protection for witnesses, whistleblowers, and experts in corruption cases, give the commission the authority to suspend any contract, agreement or royalty obtained as a result of corruption, giving the commission the authority to conduct international cooperation by providing and requesting mutual legal assistance, and exclude corruption cases and punishments from the statute of limitations.

The second amendment was in 2014 that covered money-laundry and illicit gain crimes including nondisclosure of investments, properties or benefits that might lead to a conflict of interest stated in any laws and regulations that might give personal gain directly or indirectly to person who withheld this information.

With the increase in the national interest in pushing the reform process and consolidating the values of integrity and adherence to the principle of the rule of law, a royal committee was formed to develop a national charter for integrity. One of this committee's positive outcomes was the “Integrity and Anti-Corruption Law No. 13 of 2016” that merged the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Ombudsman Board into one body called "Integrity & Anti-Corruption Commission" to create a national environment opposing corruption, fighting, isolating and preventing corruption from spreading to preserve the nation's resources by activating the national integrity system, establishing the values of integrity, standards of individual and institutional behavior and qualifying the values of right Governance, strengthening the rule of law, implementing the principle of questionability and accountability, and achieving principles of justice, equality and equal opportunities.

In order to emphasize the Commission independency and fill some legislative gaps, an amendment was made at the end of 2019, including emphasizing that the commission is an independent authority, expand its rightful powers, fortify its council, monitor wealth growth for officials included in the illicit gain law, granting the commission the power to contribute in assets recovery obtained from corruption acts,  inclusion of employees of international institutions in accordance with the provisions of the law, and issue a regulation to protect whistle-blowers, witnesses, experts and their related individuals.

The supreme goal of these amendments was to consolidate the principles of justice, equality and equal opportunities and enforce the values and behavioral rules that correct the performance of public administration and contribute to unifying the reference related to national integrity and fighting corruption.

The Commission puts the updated version of its website in the hands of everyone so that its activities, work and actions are available for everyone based on the principle of transparency and openness to the extent the law permits. This site will be one of the knowledge paths and follow everything related to integrity in a broad headline, and on the accomplishments achieved by the Commission at all levels. This site includes many windows and links of interest to scholars and researchers, as well as communicating mechanisms with the commission to file a complaint, a grievance, or report a corruption act.