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Qatar Corruption

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:54 am


A bribe to an official or a foreign official in Qatar is viewed as a crime. Law No. 14/1971 stipulates that a government official who is convicted of corruption may receive up to seven years' imprisonment. According to Law No. 14, corruption should be investigated by the Ministry of Interior's Office of the Attorney General and Criminal Investigation Department. Final judgments are made by the criminal court, which falls under the Ministry of Justice. While normal punishment for giving/taking a bribe is imprisonment of up to seven years, the minimum is one year's imprisonment and/or a fine worth QR 1,000 (USD 275).

The Government of Qatar has begun a major initiative to combat corruption in government procurement. Several cases of alleged corruption at a variety of government entities are currently under investigation. State-owned entities are increasingly sensitive to appearances of corruption and are working to establish more open and transparent processes.
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