Libyan Transparency Association (LTA)

Libyan Transparency Association

Country: Libya
Website: transparency-libya.org, Facebook
Focal Point: Ibrahim Ali, Chairman
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Tel: 00218916344442, 0021655394906

Mission and vision

The association focuses on curbing corruption and promoting the principles of transparency, good governance and access to information. Concrete transparency provisions should be written into the transitional constitution to ensure the just exploitation of Libya’s natural resources.

General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area

We organized the First Libya Transparency Round Table, ‘Libya’s oil and finance future begins now’ on 13-14 December 2011.

On 24th March we organized the Round Table for a transparency budget in Libya in cooperation with the Audit Bureau. You can see the summary of the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/lpc.ly/videos/1700886830167538/

The Libyan Transparency Association organized the First Transnational Organized Crime Summary on January 12, 2014 at Tibesti Hotel, Benghazi. Transnational organized crime manifests in many forms, including as trafficking in drugs, firearms and even persons. At the same time, organized crime groups exploit human mobility to smuggle migrants and undermine financial systems through money laundering.

We have Success complete the training session in Benghazi on the role of citizens and civil society organizations in local democracy. This training is being held by the Libyan Transparency Association in partnership with Civil Initiatives Libya/ACTED with support from the European Union. This training is part of LTA’s project to build partnerships between local actors and local governments. This project is funded through the Quick Impact Projects scheme. You can see more here:
https://www.facebook.com/218tv/videos/375066476168460/

We plan to push for new government and local government in Libya to have the checks and balances, accounting control, free access to information, human development and accountability to handle the flow of large sums of money.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC

We are the first Organization has Celebrations of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2011, 2012 and on 9 December 2013 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya in cooperation with Libyan Transparency Association commemorated the International Anti Corruption Day under a theme “zero corruption and 100% development”.

The Day calls for joint hands to fight the virus of corruption which already impacted negatively on billions of people globally. The purpose of this year’s commemoration event is to sensitize and create awareness on the negative effects of corruption.

We push a parallel report on the commitment of the Libyan government to apply the articles and subjects of the International United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and to build a full strategy on convention against corruption in Libya which includes effective applicable working plans, instruments, and reports to establish an independent authority for fighting corruption to monitor applying this strategy.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC

Libyan Transparency Association has taken it upon itself since its founding on 5 May 2011, two things to promoting transparency and fight against corruption is one of the most important objectives of activating the United Nations Convention Against Corruption adopted by the United Nations General Assembly under resolution (4/58) in October 2003 date and that entered into force on 14 December 2005 and is the first international legal instrument against corruption, Has been dedicated to the second chapter of the United Nations Convention against Corruption which to address preventive measures to combat corruption and includes preventive policies, such as the establishment of anti-corruption bodies and enhanced transparency in the financing of election campaigns and political parties as anti-corruption bodies should implement anti-corruption policies and the dissemination of knowledge and should be independent and adequate resources and trained properly, staff and ensure that their public services are subject to safeguards that promote efficiency, transparency and recruitment based on merit and that the public sector employees bound by codes of conduct and financial disclosure requirements and other appropriate disciplinary measures.

And that the main objective of the measure precautionary and preventive goal; it was meant to counter the risk of corruption, where the Libyan Transparency Association made a number of precautionary measures of anti-corruption policies, to respond proactively to corruption laws to complete the following projects laws:

  1. Financial disclosure law
  2. Conflict of Interest Act and the rules of public employee behavior
  3. The public procurement systems
  4. Access to information law
  5. Anti-Corruption law

LTA made a draft law establishing the Anti-Corruption Commission and that on 29 January 2012 shops which activate the application of the international convention against corruption by issuing Created Anti-Corruption Commission Act, is required to work on the issue, with the importance of the proposed law includes a special provision on ((whistleblower protection)) according to what is rad to the international Convention.

The Libyan Transparency Association see that there is great importance to the review of the implementation mechanism of the agreement an essential input to ascertain the extent of the obligation of each State Party to implement the provisions and agreement clauses in the texts and practices, so that to keep the United Nations Convention without activating implemented appropriately mechanism detract from the Convention’s ability to seriously influence in the fight against corruption and that it would lead to keeping the agreement a dead letter and that it contradicts and conflicts with anti-corruption efforts as required and desired in the face of this dangerous global phenomenon, which receive repercussions negative repercussions on the public wealth and the economy and development in the world.

On a practical level Libyan Transparency Association was instrumental in introducing the necessary amendments to the proposed law to establish a body to fight corruption in Libya and anti-corruption law materials to comes tailored to the texts and the spirit of the United Nations Convention against Corruption identified in its material parameters and what measures should be contained in each of the anti- corruption law.

LTA was submitted to the Government of the Libyan interim order on 29 January 2012, and despite our efforts, which a lot of time taken in their numbers and reformulated to come tailored to the texts and the spirit of the United Nations Convention against Corruption identified in its material parameters and what measures should be contained in each of the anti-corruption law.The LTA participated in:

  • Fourth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Marrakech, 24 to 28 October 2011)
  • Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Panama 25 to 29 November 2013)
  • Conference of NGOs, held on the sidelines of the fifth session of the mechanism for review of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Vienna, June 2 to 6, 2014)
  • Conference of NGOs, held on the sidelines of the sixth session of the Group of the Mechanism for review of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Vienna, June 1 to 5, 2015)
  • sixth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (San Petrsberg, November 2 to 6, 2015)
  • Conference of NGOs, held on the sidelines of the seventh session of the mechanism for review of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Vienna, June 1 to 5, 2016)

Anti-Corruption Events in your region in 2017

We have organized a dialogue entitled “The prevention of corruption in international standards and sector applications” under the supervision of the Libyan Transparency Association in cooperation with the Arab Network Integrity and Anti-Corruption in Tunis on 28 January 2017 and the preparation of specialized working tools for the prevention of corruption in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and controls and framework standards and applications “corruption risk management” and “building of integrity Where they participated Audit Bureau and regulatory bodies, and the Libyan customs Authority issued a decision to form a committee to combat corruption.

You can see more here:
https://www.facebook.com/203736859690595/videos/1309651142432489/

If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where

Ibrahim Ali has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC in South Africa in 2012.

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