One of the most important legislations that the National Assembly will debate during the sixth session is the Anticorruption (Amendment) Bill 2010.
The National Council had resolved to amend the Anticorruption Act 2006 during its third session. And based on that, the Council’s Good Governance Committee and ACC officials carried out a review of the Act. The Act was revised to clarify and rationalize some of its provisions with other laws including the Penal Code of Bhutan and the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code of Bhutan. It was also revised to ensure compliance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption guidelines.
The Anticorruption (Amendment) Bill 2010 was passed by the National Council during the fifth session. The Bill is not limited to amending certain provisions of the ACC Act. Instead, it seeks to completely overhaul the ACC Act.
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