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New transparency law enters into force in Tunisia

Tunisia's latest anti-corruption effort is an ambitious new law requiring powerful state figures and staff to declare their financial profits and interests.
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As part of Tunisia’s efforts to combat corruption, the parliament approved a law in July requiring a group of Tunisians to disclose their holdings and business interests. The law, which forces officials to declare their assets, entered into force on Oct. 16.

The Tunisian Anti-Corruption Commission was established by the Tunisian government in November 2011 to fight corruption in the name of “supporting transparency and consolidating the principles of integrity, neutrality, accountability, combating illicit enrichment and protecting public funds.”

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