The Legal Affairs Department at the University of Information Technology and Communications organized an awareness symposium on reporting corruption crimes.
The symposium addressed the definition of corruption crimes, including breach of trust committed in organizations, the criminalization of bribery and embezzlement, and employees exceeding the limits of their jobs.
The symposium was presented by Dr. Muhammad Abdul Aziz Jabr, head of the Legal Affairs Department at the university, and Assistant Lecturer Rami Ahmed Kadhum from the Ibn Rushd College of Education at the University of Baghdad.
The symposium also discussed the divisions of corruption into organized corruption and unorganized corruption which is the effort of an employee and an act that harms the work of the institutions.
The symposium also focused on the role of reporting corruption, which may occur before the occurrence of a corruption crime, and there is information after the occurrence of the corruption crime.
There is an administrative informant who informs his direct supervisor by writing about the type of administrative violation and thus guarantees his right. There is another type, which is the criminal detective informant who reports on crimes of administrative and financial corruption stipulated in the provisions of the Integrity and Illicit Gain Commission.
The lecturer pointed out that several pledges guarantee the legal protection of the informant and witness for crimes of financial and administrative corruption, including anonymity, concealment of identity, changing the voice, and providing personal and workplace protection.