Objectives and Powers
The Commission aims to maintain integrity, promote transparency and combat financial and administrative corruption in all forms, manifestations and means. To this end, it shall have the following powers:
1 - Pursue implementation of orders and directives relating to matters of public concern and interests of citizens to ensure compliance therewith.
2 - Investigate financial and administrative corruption in public works contracts, operation and maintenance contracts and other contracts relating to matters of public concern and interests of citizens in entities under the Commission's jurisdiction, and pursue necessary legal procedures with regard to any contract involving corruption or which is concluded or being executed in violation of laws and regulations in force.
3 - Refer violations and irregularities related to financial or administrative corruption – upon detection – to audit or investigation agencies, as applicable, and report the same to the head of the entity with which the violating employee is affiliated. The Commission shall have access to the investigation and the right to follow-up on the progress of proceedings. It shall also have the right to demand the relevant entities to take precautionary or preventive measures – as prescribed by the law – against persons suspected, due to the presence of evidence or presumptions, of committing acts within the definition of corruption. In all cases, if the Commission deems that such violations and irregularities amount to an institutional level in any entity under the Commission's jurisdiction, it shall report the same to the King to decide thereupon.
4 - Work towards achieving objectives provided for in the National Strategy for Maintaining Integrity and Combating Corruption, pursue implementation thereof with relevant entities, monitor, assess and review the results and set plans as well as implementation schemes.
5 - Encourage public and private sectors to adopt plans and programs for maintaining integrity and combating corruption, pursuing implementation and assessing results thereof.
6 - Pursue with relevant entities the recovery of property and proceeds of corruption crimes.
7 - Review business procedures of entities under the Commission's jurisdiction in order to identify and address deficiencies that may lead to corruption to ensure achievement of the Commission's objectives and exercise of powers.
8 - Propose laws and policies necessary to prevent and combat corruption and periodically review relevant laws and regulations to determine their efficiency and work on their improvement, and submit the same in accordance with legal procedures.
9 - Set controls necessary to submit financial declarations and take an oath of office – with regard to some categories of government employees – and bring the same before the King for approval.
10 - Pursue the level of compliance of entities under the Commission's jurisdiction with laws incriminating financial and administrative corruption, and promote accountability of each person, regardless of position.
11 - Pursue implementation of obligations relating to maintaining integrity and combating corruption as provided for in international treaties to which the Kingdom is party.
12 - Provide direct communication channels to receive and verify reports from the public on acts involving corruption, and take necessary measures thereon.
13 - Cooperate with relevant entities and civil society institutions towards raising the sense of citizenship and the importance of protecting public property to ensure proper management and protection thereof.
14 - Receive and review – upon the Commission's request – periodical reports and statistics from entities under the Commission's jurisdiction prepare analytical data, and take necessary measures thereon.
15 - Support research and studies on maintaining integrity and combating corruption, and encourage relevant entities, specialized research centers and civil society institutions to participate therein.
16 - Conduct and analyze studies and measure the impact of corruption on social cohesion and economic development, and devise methods required to address such issues.
17 - Collect, classify and analyze information, data and statistics relating to corruption, and build databases and information systems therefor.
18 - Promote awareness on the concept of corruption and point out its dangers and effects as well as the importance of maintaining integrity and raising self-monitoring and intolerance of corruption, and encourage civil society institutions and the media to cooperate and contribute thereto.
19 - Represent the Kingdom at international conferences and events relating to transparency and maintaining integrity and combating corruption, and cooperate with regional and international commissions and organizations in the field.
20 - Organize conferences, seminars and training courses on transparency, integrity and combating corruption.
21 - Any other power entrusted to the Commission pursuant to special provisions.