Speaker briefs members on PAM virtual meeting
February 23 2021 12:04 AM
The Shura Council session in progress.
The Shura Council session in progress.

The Shura Council on Monday discussed a draft law amending some provisions of Law No 4 of 2007 Enacting the Common System of Extending Insurance Protection to Citizens of the Co-operation Council of the Arab Gulf States working outside their countries in any member state of the council, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
After discussion, the Shura Council decided to refer the aforementioned draft law to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for study and report on it to the council. This came at the Shura Council's regular weekly meeting on Monday, held under the chairmanship of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud. The session was held via video-conferencing technology at the council headquarters.
At the end of the session, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council briefed the council on his participation last Monday in the meeting of the Special Committee on Counter Terrorism of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) which was held virtually at the invitation of the Assembly.
HE al-Mahmoud stated that the meeting, which was attended by the member of the PAM Dahlan bin Jamaan al-Hamad, discussed supporting the international and regional co-operation in combating terrorism, the role of parliamentarians in that, and how to confront the existing challenges in this field.
HE al-Mahmoud also briefed the council on his participation, as the chairman of the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (Gopac), at the annual joint hearing between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which was held last Wednesday via video conferencing and devoted this year to discuss the issue of corruption and ways to combat it. He explained that the session discussed, with the participation of a number of members of the Shura Council, several issues related to combating corruption, foremost among them is the impact of the 2005 UN Convention against Corruption and how to implement it effectively and ensure that emergencies, including pandemics, do not hinder anti-corruption efforts. It also discussed a proposal to establish an international anti-corruption court or another mechanism to prosecute corrupt persons who may escape justice in their countries.

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