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Ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

Posted on :10 December 2021

The Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) presented the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) for ratification in the 11th Sitting of the on-going session today. 

 

Hon’ble Member Ugyen Tshering, Chairperson of the EAC presented the final recommendations on the Convention for adoption. He reported that as per the directives of the House on November 30, 2021, the Committee held a follow up consultative meetings

  with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Anti-Corruption Commission on December 8, 2021 to resolve the  issues  as pointed out by the House.

 

Accordingly, the Committee made changes to the previous recommendaitons and  proposed to reject the amendment of the National Assembly to revoke the earlier reservation on Article 66 (2) of the UNCAC. 

 

With 19 ‘NO’ and 3 ‘ABSTAINED’ of the total 22 members present and voting , the House rejected the National Assembly’s amendment to revoke the earlier reservation on Article 66(2) and accepted the recommendations of the Committee to denounce and re-accede to the Convention with reservations on Article 66(2) in the interest of the nation. 

 

The Convention shall be forwarded to the National Assembly along with the amendments.

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