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VIENNA, Oct 18: Kuwait Monday called for enhancing and unifying international efforts to face organized crimes and their threats posed to interests and security of the world’s countries. This came in Kuwait’s speech the 11th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Organized Crime, that was delivered by head of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Justice’s delegation Counselor Bader Al-Mesaed. Al-Mesaed said that the nature of crimes, especially the organized ones, has become more complex in light of the effects caused by coronavirus pandemic and the current phases the international community is going through.
The State of Kuwait has paid special attention to implement the provisions of this international convention, he said, referring to the formation of a preparatory committee from several government bodies in this matter, he said. Al-Messaed elaborated that Kuwait, within the framework of strengthening its legislative and institutional system in combating crime, has issued several laws, including the establishment of the Kuwait Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha) and provisions of unveiling financial disclosure and a law on combating information technology crimes, in addition to an act on children’s rights. He affirmed Kuwait has paid special interest in the issues pertaining to fight cyber crime, as it is one of the crimes leading to the spread of all kinds of transnational crimes, stating that the country has ratified the Arab convention to combat these crimes. (KUNA)