Promotion of good governance: fight against corruption, money-laundering and the financing of terrorism (SNAC 2 - Jordan)
On 4 February 2015 the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted the Neighbourhood cooperation objectives with Jordan for 2015-2017, which were developed based on close consultations between the Jordanian authorities and the Council of Europe. These objectives establish the overarching framework of bilateral cooperation between the Council of Europe and Jordan and include the following:
- To consolidate the achievements of the co-operation implemented since 2012 through the “Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 2012-2014” and to initiate new areas of co-operation in line with national reform priorities, based on the demand-driven approach, in fields of expertise of the Council of Europe.
- To facilitate the creation of a common legal space between Europe and Jordan, by encouraging Jordan to request accession to key Council of Europe conventions open to non-member States in conformity with the procedures described in the relevant conventions and by promoting the legal harmonisation of Jordan’s legislation with European and other international standards.
- To provide support to the development and to the effective implementation of new legislation in accordance with European and other international standards, according to the identified needs.
- To provide support to the setting-up and to the effective functioning of human rights institutions and new governance structures.
- To consolidate Jordan’s presence in Council of Europe’s instances (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)) and to encourage country’s participation in other Council of Europe structures as relevant.
In order to implement the abovementioned objectives the Council of Europe has commenced the implementation of the Programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme II)”, building on the outcomes and achievements of the 1st phase of the South Programme implemented in 2012-2014. The geographical scope of the Programme covers cooperation with countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but in particular Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan, who will act as the main beneficiaries.
The Programme serves as the overarching framework for Council of Europe cooperation with Jordan in the following three priority areas: i) human rights; ii) rule of law and iii) democracy. The “rule of law” area includes a significant component on “Fight against corruption and money-laundering”, which will be implemented as one of the Programme’s components in the form of a separate Project.
The South Neighborhood Anti-Corruption Project (SNAC 2) held a training on private sector compliance and forensics in Amman. The participants of the training represented various Jordanian supervisory bodies involved in corporate governance and compliance matters. Two Council of Europe-certified...
The South Neighborhood Anti-Corruption Project (SNAC 2) held back-to-back trainings on terrorism financing risks in the non-profit sector in Jordan. The trainings were addressed and tailored to a number of different target audiences: law enforcement authorities and the financial intelligence...
Capacity-building on financial investigations of international corruption cases for Jordanian authorities
A training on financial investigations of international corruption cases for representatives of the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC), Anti-money laundering Unit, Public Security Directorate and Judicial Council is held by the Council of Europe. The training enables...