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Bureau of Supreme Audit [English][Arabic].
The Supreme Audit Bureau was established by Law No. (17) of 1927. At that time it was called the Department of Public Accounts Audit. Later it was renamed the Bureau of the Public Accounts Supervisor. Now it is called the Bureau of Supreme Audit. The functions of this Bureau are regulated by amended Law No. (6) of 1990 and by the Order of the Coalition Authority No. (77) issued on 25.4.2004. According to these legal provisions, the Bureau is an independent government institution that acquires the status of a legal or artificial personality. It is entrusted with monitoring and auditing the accounts and activities of agencies under its jurisdiction; providing technical assistance in the areas of accounting and auditing and publishing accounting and auditing systems. The Bureau also investigates and reports all matters related to the efficiency of collection or levy, expenditure and use of public funds. The Bureau is headed by Mr. Abdel Baset Turki Sa'eed.
Commission of Integrity [Arabic].
The Commission of Integrity was established by order of the Coalition Authority No. (55) of 2004. Upon its inception it was called Public Integrity Commission. Then the Iraqi permanent constitution of 2005 considered it as an independent body subject to supervision by parliament and changed its name to Integrity Commission. Its functions include: being responsible for implementation of anti-corruption laws and public standards. Its main function has two aspects: a legal aspect and an educational informative aspect. The legal aspect covers investigating corruption cases; proposing anti-corruption legislation and committing Iraqi leaders to disclose their financial interests; and issuing the code of conduct for public sector employees. The educational and information aspect covers developing curricula for enhancing ethical behavior in public service; conducting research and studies; training public employees in this area; organizing seminars and information and media campaigns. The head of the Integrity Commission is Mr. Raheem Al-Akeely.
National Anti-Corruption Legislative Coalition [Arabic].
The National Anticorruption Legislative Coalition is a group of civil society organizations networking and trying to affect the laws to be legislated by the Iraqi parliament that deal with anticorruption in order to activate the role of the civil society organizations in the process of laws legislation.
Supreme Judicial Council [Arabic].
The Judicial Council was reorganized by order No. (35) of 2003 and was renamed Supreme Judicial Council. The Council supervises the judicial system in Iraq independently of the Ministry of Justice. Its functions include: administrative supervisionh of judges and all members of public prosecutions, except members of the court of cassation. The Council also hears professional misbehaviour claims against judges and members of public prosecution. It also nominates qualified individuals for occupying judicial posts or as members of public prosecution. The Council promotes, upgrades, seconds or transfer judges and members of public prosecution. The head of the Supreme Judicial Council is Mr. Midhat Al-Mahmoud.