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How this Tunisian commission is fighting corruption

Speaking to Al-Monitor, the head of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Commission, Chawki Tabib, discusses the commission’s plan for the future and steps to fight corruption that hinders the building of a democratic state.
Tunisians shout slogans on July 25, 2016 on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis during a demonstration against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption.
If the so-called "economic reconciliation" bill is passed into law people accused of corruption would not be prosecuted but would instead pay a fine and reimburse embezzled funds. When the bill was submitted to parliament last year by President Beji Caid Essebsi it spart outrage in Tunisia, with demonstra

TUNIS, Tunisia — Corruption has become a major challenge for Tunisia after it registered a decline of 17 places between 2010 and 2016 in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which ranks countries around the world in terms of monitoring corruption and is issued annually by Transparency International (TI).

In an interview with Al-Monitor, the head of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Commission, Chawki Tabib, revealed from the commission’s headquarters in Tunis the reasons for the increasing corruption rates in all domains — particularly in the public sector, real estate sector and municipalities — after the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime in 2011. He explained the Anti-Corruption Commission’s vision on spreading the culture of good and transparent governments, while stressing the role of civil society and the need to raise awareness among citizens to fight corruption.

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