The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC)
In October 2008, the General Secretariat for Development Planning in the State of Qatar announced the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development by 2030.
Its goals are to implemented under the principles of the Permanent Constitution, which protects public and personal freedoms, promotes moral and religious values and traditions, and guarantees security, stability and equal opportunities for all.
The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC)
In October 2008, the General Secretariat for Development Planning in the State of Qatar announced the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development by 2030. Its goals are to implemented under the principles of the Permanent Constitution, which protects public and personal freedoms, promotes moral and religious values and traditions, and guarantees security, stability and equal opportunities for all.
To ensure the continuity of Qatar’s commitment to these principles, and the efficient implementation of the National Vision, the state established the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC), in partnership with the United Nations, in 2011.
The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, which was created under the auspices of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has been working on raising global awareness and empowering efforts to combat corruption.
ABOUT THE AWARD
In September 2015, the United Nations Special Summit of the General Assembly launched Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals to continue progress on global priorities like poverty eradication, health, education, food security and nutrition, as well as a wide range of economic, social and environmental objectives. In light of the vision, Goal 16 stresses the need to “promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all” as well as “broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance”. This is why the eradication of corruption and poor governance in all its forms is essential to the achievement of Goal 16.
The Doha Declaration, adopted by the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and endorsed by the General Assembly, recognizes the mutually reinforcing relationship between the rule of law and sustainable development. It stresses that prevention of corruption is key to all efforts to effectively address and combat corruption and strengthen integrity across the entire criminal justice system.
In support of these goals, Qatar announced in November 2015 at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) in St. Petersburg, the establishment of the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award. This not only demonstrated Qatar’s commitment to the prevention of corruption, but also the dedication to the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations.
The Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award
The Award is presented annually on International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December) and in recognition and appreciation to those whom have contributed to the global campaign against corruption. The Award recognizes individuals and organizations whom have dedicated themselves to combat corruption in some capacity.
The greater purpose of the Award is to serve as a tool that highlights exemplary and noteworthy actions and good practices on a global scale, to recognize, promote, collect and disseminate anti-corruption models from around the world; to raise awareness, support and solidarity to the fight against corruption; as well as to encourage and inspire similar and new initiatives towards a corruption-free society.
This is the reason why the Award has been divided into several categories, in recognition of the diverse efforts in many distinct fields in the global fight against corruption. The categories are:
• Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement
• Academic Research and Education
• Youth Creativity and Engagement
To learn more about the categories you can visit their individual pages.
The Award hopes that through its public image, the visibility of those whom are fighting corruption is not only enhanced but also celebrated across the world and hopes to motivate governments, academic institutions, the media and civil society to adopt and understand the principles of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), and collaborate towards its implementation.
SHEIKH TAMIM BIN HAMAD AL-THANI INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION EXCELLENCE AWARD SECRETARIAT
The Secretariat was established as the administrative office of the Award, and carries out the essential administrative and procedural work necessary to support the High-Level Award Committee and the Assessment Advisory Board. This is to ensure that the selection committees are able to carry out their functions and duties to the best of their abilities.
The Secretariat provides relevant communications and meeting facilities, administrative support as well as logistical assistance.
Working year-round, the Secretariat seeks to ensure and improve upon the Award’s nomination and selection procedures in order to establish a fair and transparent implementation of the Award. The Secretariat also ensures the selection committees that the nominations they receive are valid and comply with all the requisites put forth by the Guidelines to Nomination.
ASSESSMENT ADVISORY BOARD
The role of the Assessment Advisory Board is to study and review all nominations that have been accepted by the Secretariat and select the best nominations from each category for the High-Level Award Committee to give their final selection.
The Assessment Advisory Board is composed of internationally renowned experts in varied fields of anti-corruption. You can learn more about them by visiting the Assessment Advisory Board page.
HIGH-LEVEL AWARD COMMITTEE
The High-Level Award Committee, composed of members of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center and headed by the Chairman himself, is trusted to exercise its good judgement and select the final winners for each of the Award’s categories.
They receive the shortlist of nominees provided by the Assessment Advisory Board, which includes the Board’s recommendations for each of the selected nominees.
To learn more about the High-Level Award Committee you can visit the High-Level Award Committee page.
The Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award intends to advocate the importance of tackling corruption and encourage the implementation of the crucial measures set forth by the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, through gathering and broadcasting creative and outstanding achievements of anti-corruption projects by publicly awarding and honoring exceptional related efforts.
By highlighting exemplary models and promoting excellence and creativity in anti-corruption, the Award is to serve as incentive to greater motivation and as a tool to identify, recognize, honor and reward those who have shown vision, leadership, creativity, enthusiasm in, and commitment and dedication for tackling corruption, as well as the capacity to inspire others to replicate similar efforts.
NOMINATION PROCEDURE AND EVALUATION
Below you will find a quick and easy step-by-step process of how the nomination procedure for the Award functions.
The evaluation of the nominations is carried out by the Assessment Advisory Board and the High-Level Award Committee. The selection process is detailed in their respective Terms of Reference which can be found here.
Step by Step Process
If you have any questions or queries you may reach us through the Contact Us page. You can also review the Nomination Guidelines here, or watch the short tutorial video.