Iraq Looks for International Support in Order to Restore Looted Funds of a Trillion Dollars
|April 10, 2014||Filled under Baghdad Daily News -|
Baghdad Daily News –
BAGHDAD: Iraq is seeking through an international conference in Baghdad Wednesday to get international support for restoration of his money stolen and smuggled abroad, amounting trillion and 14 million dollars and handed over ministers and senior officials Harbin and inform the participating countries on his experience in completing files restore its wealth with other countries and receive criminals squatters on public money.
She said the Integrity Commission said Iraq will brief delegates at the crossroads of Baghdad International Anti-Corruption to be held Wednesday on the movements and efforts in order to recover the money people looted in the light of the provisions of Chapter V of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Added that the head of the judge Alaa Jawad Hamid will be presented in front of the delegations of the United States and international and regional bodies and the Group of Eight and the Arab and foreign countries that emerged from his contacts with neighboring countries and the countries of the region and the world that have the Iraqi funds escaped by robbers outside the country and Atalaaha on the overall files completed by the Department of the recovery in the body to restore the fortunes of the Iraqis with other countries and the receipt of the criminals squatters on money year.
The Commission noted in a press release seen by / Baghdadi News / that Judge Hamid will highlight the obstacles faced by the Commission for the implementation of the recovery files through approved channels internationally and through international police “Interpol” and limp on the barriers imposed by some countries to impede the recovery steps stressed by the provisions of Chapter V of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, which stipulates the need to respond to the cooperation of the countries signatory to the agreement with the country’s looted money and enable it to be restored and delivered to him the thieves.
In addition to the Iraq experience in this regard is expected to recognize the participants in the forum on the experiences of Egypt, Lebanon, Iran and Tunisia in the application of the provisions of Chapter V of the International Convention and the successes that followed suit in their efforts to recover money stolen and the problems encountered in the way of contacts and cooperation with the host countries of the money stolen and disguised criminals.
Integrity Commission revealed in 31 of the last month that Iraqi funds contraband and located in the states to be retrieved reached Trliuna and 14 million dollars but acknowledged that there are some obstacles on the subject of the defendants and received a refund for the difference of the internal systems.
The Director General of the Department to recover the money in the body of Muhammad Ali that “Iraqi funds located in the states to be retrieved trillion and 14 million dollars,” pointing to the existence of funds smuggled in Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE have been seizure for the purpose of returning to Iraq.
He pointed to the “existence of some obstacles on the subject of the defendants and received a refund for the difference of the internal systems of the countries in addition to dual citizenship and judgments between different countries.” He pointed to the Commission’s intention to sign memoranda of understanding with these countries for the purpose of accelerating the re-defendants and money to Iraq.
Mention a number of former ministers were able to travel outside Iraq after Athmahm financial and administrative corruption as well as a number of senior staff in some government departments who managed to embezzle some money and smuggled out of Iraq at the time was still the Iraqi government is unable to return these funds only in a limited scale.
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