More than 100 students from Qatar University College of Law (QU-LAWC) participated in an event to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day recently.
The event aimed to find ways to combat corruption, identify its threat to states and communities and raise awareness on the importance of building a legal culture among various segments of society and individuals to resist corruption and its manifestations.
The event was attended by HE the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Saad bin Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, QU president Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, vice president and chief financial officer Dr Humaid al-Midfaa, acting vice president for research and Social and Economic Survey Research Institute director Dr Darwish al-Emadi, vice president student affairs Dr Khalid al-Khanji, LAWC dean Dr Mohamed bin Abdulaziz al-Khulaifi, QU Continuing Education Office director Dr Rajab Abdulla al-Esmail and LAWC assistant professor of law Dr Reem al-Ansari, as well as officials from the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre, LAWC faculty and students.
The event included a male versus female debate on the “illicit gains law: between supporters and opponents”, a presentation on “education’s role in anti-corruption” delivered by Dr al-Ansari and an animation video screening on “anti-corruption” produced by the college.
It was an opportunity for the students to gain further insight into Qatar’s anti-corruption policies and contribute to the dialogue on preventative measures and legal processes.
The debate moderated by Dr al-Ansari and LAWC assistant professor of law Dr Ahmed Samir Hassanein resulted in 80% in favour (male team) to 20% opposed (female team).
In his remarks, Dr al-Derham said: “This event highlights LAWC’s ongoing efforts to address topics that are of interest to the society and find long-term solutions for this issue.”
Dr al-Khulaifi said, “The College of Law is well-placed to bring together a wide range of law experts, legal practitioners and students of law to discuss this issue.”
HE al-Mahmoud noted, “Qatar continues in its efforts to prevent corruption, which is having a positive impact on the country’s investment environment.”
Stressing the importance of the event, HE Dr al-Marri thanked QU for hosting the forum for the third consecutive year.