Only through “transparency and accountability” can the government succeed in its fight against corruption, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said.
The commission joined in the celebration on Friday, Dec. 9, of the 19th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
The CHR stressed: "Only by holding accountable public officials or employees who have been proven to have violated the law can we legitimately say that our justice system is effective, balanced, and fair according to the rule of law."
"We urge public officials and policymakers to fully implement pieces of legislation against graft and corruption," it said.
As an independent national human rights institution, the CHR said it will do its part to advocate for public accountability and demand transparency at all times.
It said the campaign this year is already gearing toward the 20th anniversary of anti-corruption day with the theme, "UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption."
The goal is to make the world a better place by making a "collective push" afforded by the UNCAC which also seeks to address gaps in governance to forge a strong mechanism against corruption for the upcoming years, it added.
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