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Criteria for appointing executives of anti-corruption agencies

The criteria selected to appoint executives of anti-corruption agencies should ensure high standards of integrity and independence of nominated candidates. As the appointment and removal process of officeholders may have direct impact on the independence of the body, the appointment procedure should be transparent and involve a broader range of actors than those currently in political power. Recruitment procedures for non executive staff should similarly guarantee staff integrity and competence, regulation of appointments and dismissals as well as adequate salary levels. This U4 Answer concludes by assessing the criteria defined by the new Yemeni Anti-corruption law, in light of international standards.

31 January 2007
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Jennett, V.; (2007) Criteria for appointing executives of anti-corruption agencies. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer Helpdesk 2007)

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Victoria Jennett

Dr Victoria Jennett has a 20-year career working for and advising governments, international organisations, and NGOs on how to reform justice systems to prevent corruption and promote human rights. She carries out corruption risk assessments, researches and publishes on corruption and justice issues, and co-teaches the U4 course on corruption in the justice sector.


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