Draft law on civil forfeiture will soon be presented to Parliament | Tunisia News Gazette

Draft law on civil forfeiture will soon be presented to Parliament

The Tunisian government intends to submit to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) a new draft law on the rules for the protection of the people against illicit assets and corruption known as the “civil forfeiture law which consists in returning the money looted to the treasury after resort to law, Minister of State Property and Land Affairs Mabrouk Korchid said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the end of a regional forum on the theme “What new approaches to capturing illicit assets (7-8 May 2018)”, he said the new draft law replaces the 2011 decree-law on the confiscation of property currently in force and that does not offer enough guarantees to people to defend their rights before the confiscation of assets.

The forum on “Which a new approach to the confiscation of illicit assets” is organised by the Ministry of State Property and Land Affairs, in association with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Union (EU), in the presence of representatives of Arab and foreign countries active in the field of terrorist financing.

In 2011, Tunisia had confiscated the assets of Ben Ali and his family, as well as several other people close to the old regime consisting of real estate, money and securities.

Source: TAP News Agency

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