Statement of the Public Network for Cooperation with State Authorities

Ms Tamara Abrahamyan, Coordinator of the Public Network for Cooperation with State Authorities has circulated a statement, which is presented below:

Based on the statement of the Anti-Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations:

Considering the concern of the Coalition that the Anti-Corruption Council newly-established by the RA Government is not in compliance with the requirements of the UN Convention Against Corruption Articles 6 and 36 on the principles of independence, effectiveness, participation and professionalism, as well as the Jakarta Statement on Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies and Kuala Lumpur Statement on Anti-Corruption Strategies,

Taking into account that the Government has not undertaken any significant step towards the implementation of the issues raised in the 28 November, 2014 Message of the Anti-Corruption CSO Coalition addressed to the Prime Minister,

Guided by the strategic objectives for the formation of functions of participatory public governance bodies aimed at the improvement of the existing mechanisms for open, transparent, competitive procedures and defining realistic criteria for the selection of specialized, representative organizations,

Highlighting the precondition of acting with unified position referring to the issues existing for the Civil Society Organizations and their Networks in the framework of the Civil Society – Government dialogue in the policy making process,

Pursuant to have an independent, effective, participatory and professional Anti-Corruption Council in Armenia, compliant with the provisions of the Articles 6 and 36 of the UN Convention Against Corruption and other international documents, including the Jakarta Statement on Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies and Kuala Lumpur Statement on Anti-Corruption Strategies.

The Public Network for Cooperation with State Authorities Decides:

1. To join to the 16 March 2015, Statement of the Anti-Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations

2. To support the initiative of the Anti-Corruption Network to develop the expert working group Civil Society-Government on the formation of independent, effective, and participatory Anti-Corruption Body and criminalization of illicit enrichment.

3. To abstain in the current phase from participating in the name of or nominating candidates from the coalition member organizations for participation in the competition for including in the Anti-Corruption Council.

4. To develop legal bases for cooperation and the action plan with the Anti-Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations pursuant to the 2012-2016 Strategy of the Public Network.

5. To promote the strategic objectives for the formation of functions of participatory public governance bodies aimed at the improvement of the existing mechanisms for open, transparent, competitive procedures and defining realistic criteria for the selection of specialized, representative organizations.

Also read: The “Public Network” joined the Statement of Anti-Corruption Coalition of CSOs.

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