We, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,

Having perused the constitution,

Emiri Decree No. (75) of the year 2011 concerning the establishment of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority,

UN Convention against  corruption ratified by virtue of Decree No. (17) of the year 2007,

And pursuant to the proposal of the Council of Ministers

Decided  upon the following:

Article (1)
Having perused the constitution, Emiri Decree No. (75) of the year 2011 concerning the establishment of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, UN Convention against corruption ratified by virtue of Decree No. (17) of the year 2007, And pursuant to the proposal of the Council of Ministers Decided upon the following:
Article (2)
For the application of the provisions of this decree, the following words and expressions shall have the meaning assigned against each of them, unless the context otherwise requires: Authority: the Administrative control and Transparency Authority President: President of the Administrative control and Transparency Authority Convention: UN Convention against corruption
Article (3)
The Administrative control and Transparency Authority shall be an incorporeal entity with a budget related to the State's general budget.
Article (4)
The Administrative control and Transparency Authority shall be directly affiliated to the Emir and its head office shall be located in the City of Doha.
Article (5)
The Administrative control and Transparency Authority aims at contributing to the achievement of the highest integrity and transparency indicators in public funtion field; works on the fight against corruption in all its forms and manifestations and in order to achieve these objectives in particular, the Authority may do the following: Seek the implementation of the State's obligations resulting from the ratification of the Convention through the means contained in Article (6/1) of the Convention.
Carry out the tasks referred to in Articles (36), (46/13) and (58) of the Convention and coordinate with local and international parties in this regard.
Develop a national strategy to promote integrity and transparency and work on the implementation in coordination with the concerned authorities in the state.
Discuss and study the causes of deficiencies in administrative, technical and financial systems that hinder the orderly functioning of the entities subject to the control of the Authority, and suggest ways to avoid such causes.
Suggest means and procedures to enhance integrity and transparency in the management of the state's properties and suggest clear transparency standards for tenders and auctions procedures as well as prepare an integrity charter for public officials, contractors and suppliers.
Disseminate knowledge related to integrity and transparency, facilitate the circulation thereof among individuals and suggest procedures that contribute to the definition of corruption, its impacts and risks.
Provide direct channels of communication with the public so as to receive suggestions and complaints about actions involving corruption and lack of integrity, and take practical measures to verify such complaints in coordination with the concerned authorities in the State.
Develop educational and training programs to educate state officials, in particular, financial institutions personnel and train them on the use of advanced methods to detect corruption as well as prepare them to cooperate with the Authority in this regard.
Cooperation with agencies, regional and international organizations and associations concerned with the fight against corruption, exchange knowledge and participate in meetings, conferences and reunions held in this regard.
Search and study what is published or announced by the press and other media in terms of complaints or investigations concerning negligence, deficiencies, mismanagement or exploitation.
Follow-up the various developments in the field of administrative control and transparency and apply the latest control methods and techniques in force.
Suggest necessary legislation to prevent and fight corruption while taking into account the standards and requirements set forth in the Convention, as well as conduct a periodic review of such legislations for further development.
Conduct research and studies related to the objectives and activities of the Authority.
Article (6)
The Authority shall exercise its competences as stipulated in this decree with regard to the following entities: Ministries and government agencies as well as any affiliate agencies and companies.
Public authorities and institutions as well as any affiliate agencies and companies
Private Associations and institutions as well as other public benefit entities.
Article (7)
The Authority shall be managed by a president whose appointment and rank are determined by virtue of an Emiri decree.
Article (8)
The president shall have all powers and authorities necessary to manage and conduct the Authority's administrative, financial and technical affairs, take the appropriate actions to achieve the objectives thereof in accordance with the prescribed laws, rules and regulations, within the limits of the approved annual budget. The President shall in particular do the following: Establish the general policy of the Authority and supervise the implementation thereof.
Develop plans, programs and projects for the Authority and follow up the implementation thereof.
Issue the organizational structure of the Authority.
Issue the administrative, financial and technical bylaws of the Authority.
Adopt the estimated annual budget and the closing statement of the Authority.
Suggest legislative instruments relating to the competences of the Authority. Decisions made by the president pursuant to clauses (3), (4) and (5) shall not be effective until approved by the Emir.
Article (9)
The President shall have the right to sign on behalf of the Authority and may delegate any member or staff of the Administrative control and Transparency Authority to sign, individually or collectively, on behalf thereof on the matters he determines, in accordance with the conditions and terms stipulated in the Authority's bylaws.
Article (10)
The seal of the Authority shall not be valid unless accompanied by the signature of the President of the authorized signatory.
Article (11)
The President shall represent the Authority before any court and in its relations with third parties.
Article (12)
The Authority's financial resources shall be as follows: Financial provisions allocated by the State
Other resources approved by the Emir based on the proposal of the President.
Article (13)
The Authority shall have an annual estimated budget prepared similarly to that of ministries and other government agencies. It shall also have a bank account to deposit the money.
Article (14)
All agencies subject to the supervision of the Authority shall cooperate therewith in the performance of its tasks and competences and provide the same with all requested data and information in this regard.
Article (15)
The Authority can seek the assistance of any technicians, experts and specialized entities to help in the performance of its tasks and the achievement of its objectives.
Article (16)
The agency responsible for verifying and reviewing the Authority's accounts shall be appointed by virtue of a decree from the Emir.
Article (17)
The President shall submit to the Emir a detailed report about the Authority's activities programs, work progress and financial position within three months after the end of the financial year including suggestions, recommendations and a copy of the report submitted by the agency in charge of verifying and reviewing the Authority's accounts.
Article (18)
The Emir may at any time request from the President Authority the submittal of a report about the Authority's administrative, financial and technical position, any activities thereof or any information related thereto. The Emir shall also have the right to issue general guidelines concerning the actions that should be taken by the Authority in terms of the matters related to its general policy.
Article (19)
The President of Authority shall issue necessary bylaws and decisions to implement the provisions of this decree. However, until the issue thereof, the bylaws and decisions in force by the Authority shall remain valid without conflict with the provisions of this decree.
Article (20)
Emiri Decree No. (75) of the year 2011 shall be cancelled along with any provisions that violate the provisions of this decree.
Article (21)
All competent authorities, each within their scope of competence, shall implement this decree and shall come into force on the date of being Issuance. The decree shall be published in the Official Gazette.
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