LAWC celebrated on December 11 the International Anti-Corruption Day in cooperation with Al-Sulaiti Law Firm and Legal Consultancy.
Attendees included QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, LAWC Dean Dr Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, and Al-Sulaiti Law Firm and Legal Consultancy Lawyer Ceremony Sponsor Lawyer Mr Mubarak Al-Sulaiti, as well as officials from Qatari Public Prosecution and government and judicial sectors, LAWC faculty and students.
The event featured a moot court on “Corruption case” performed by 5 students from LAWC Science of Crimes and Penalties Program -- Majed Yaacoub AlYusuf, Hassan Saleh Hassan, Abdelrahman Zeidan Al-Hilal, Khalifa Mohammed Ashir, and Ali Nasser Jarallah.
The event also included a film screening on crime scene by LAWC students, a review of Qatari model in anti-corruption, and a lecture on “Issues of Anti-Corruption in the Arab World” delivered by LAWC Assistant Professor in Criminal Law Dr Iyad Haroon, and in which he highlighted security challenges and legal issues and the role of politics in anti-corruption.
In his remarks, Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “The prevention of all aspects of corruption is a key factor to achieve a country’s development and prosperity. Hence, the State of Qatar sought since an early phase of its foundation many ways to prevent corruption. This timely event reflects Qatar University’s commitment to contribute to fulfilling the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. The university continues in its efforts to graduate the future generation of leaders who are well-equipped with human principles and values to prevent all aspects of corruption. QU is also committed to serve the community by providing academic programs and research, as well as awareness activities on various issues that are of the benefit of the society. This annual event, which is organized and hosted by the College of Law, is a timely event that aims to find ways to combat corruption, identify its threat to states and communities, and raise awareness on the importance of building a legal culture to resist corruption and its manifestations.”
Dr Mohammed Al-Khulaifi said: “LAWC plays a pivotal role in raising community awareness and in providing efficient solutions to issues that impact Qatari society. In this context, the College is committed to establishing a legal culture to prevent all aspects of corruption, and show its negative impact on nations and societies. To achieve this goal, the College has proposed a course on anti-corruption within its curriculum.”