Venezuela to Hold Public Consultation on Anti-Corruption Law

Venezuela to Hold Public Consultation on Anti-Corruption Law Caracas, Jun 7. -Public consultation on the reform of the Law Against Corruption will begin in Venezuela next week, a project aimed at strengthening administrative ethics, informed the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance Control, Hector Navarro.

According to Navarro, the initiative is to promote a national debate to enrich standards, including stiffer penalties in cases of misconduct by officials, as well as adjust the law to international standards on anti-corruption measures.

Navarro recalled that the reform was approved on May 17 in the first discussion. The Second and final reading will take place once the public consultation ends.

All articles of law could be modified depending on the outcome of public debate, he said.

For the parliament, amendments to the anti-corruption law are necessary to combat the long standing phenomenon, inherited from previous governments. (Prensa Latina)