OSCE opened Anti-Corruption Centre in Azerbaijan
Office of OSCE opened an anti-corruption Centre in Azerbaijan, Trend reports quoting the statement of OSCE.
The primary goal of the anti-corruption Centre opened in the northern Azerbaijani city of Guba today is to fight with corruption and ensure the transparency.
The event is part of a joint programme of the OSCE Office in Baku and the NGO Transparency Azerbaijan, and follows the opening of two other anti-corruption centres in Baku and Ganja.
"Our Office is committed to providing our host country with all possible support to fight corruption," said Ambassador Maurizio Pavesi, Head of the OSCE Office in Baku.
A toll-free hotline has been established in the Centre to help victims report corruption cases and receive legal advice on their rights. The Centre will also offer professional legal support to citizens to help them file and pursue their complaints, provide support to the authorities to strengthen their capacity to process complaints, and support the public administration system in enforcing the recently adopted anti-corruption legislation.
The OSCE Office in Baku has been active in fighting corruption since its opening in 2000. It supports Azerbaijan's commitments to combating corruption through various projects such as an assessment of anti-corruption legislation, and is helping the Government and civil society implement the State Programme on Combating Corruption, adopted in January 2005.