Top prosecutor to head anti-graft body
Updated: 2006-10-25 18:54
The International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA),
announced its establishment on Wednesday.
Jia Chunwang, head of China's Supreme
People's Procuratorate, was elected president of IAACA at the ongoing
Jia Chunwang, China's top prosecutor has been
elected to head an international anti-corruption body.
The establishment of IAACA grew out of the United Nations Convention Against
Corruption (UNCAC), which is scheduled to come into effect on December 14, said
Dr. Ye Feng, member of Prosecutorial Committee of the Supreme People's
Procuratorate of China.
The association will "promote international cooperation in gathering and
providing evidence, in tracking, seizing and forfeiting the proceeds of corrupt
activities and in the prosecution of fugitive criminals."
"IAACA is aimed at strengthening international cooperation between national
anti-corruption authorities," Ye said, noting the IAACA is a non-profit
organization which is independent, professional and non-political.
According to the IAACA constitution, it offers professional training programs
on anti-corruption and aims to facilitate the dissemination of expertise and
More than 900 delegates from 137 countries and regions and 12 international
organizations are attending the five-day conference.