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Shura discusses draft law on common insurance protection for GCC citizens

Shura discusses draft law on common 
insurance protection for GCC citizens

QNA
Doha
The Shura Council, at its weekly meeting held via video conference under the chairmanship of Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud on Monday, discussed a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 4 of 2007 enacting the Common System of Extending Insurance Protection to Citizens of the Cooperation Council of the Arab Gulf States (GCC) working outside their countries in any member state of the council.
After discussion, the Council decided to refer the draft law to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for study and report on it to the Council.
The Shura speaker briefed the Council about his participation in the meeting of the Special Committee on Counter Terrorism of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) which was held virtually at the invitation of the Assembly.
He said the meeting, which was attended by the member of the PAM Dahlan bin Jamaan Al Hamad, discussed the ways to support the international and regional cooperation in combating terrorism, the role of parliamentarians in that and how to confront the existing challenges in this field.
Mahmoud also briefed the Council about his participation, as the chairman of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), at the annual joint hearing between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which was held last Wednesday via video conferencing and devoted this year to discuss the issue of corruption and the ways to combat it.
He said the session discussed, with the participation of a number of members of the Shura Council, several issues related to combating corruption, particularly the impact of the 2005 UN Convention against Corruption and how to implement it effectively and ensure that emergencies, including pandemics, do not hinder anti-corruption efforts. He added that the meeting also discussed a proposal to establish an international anti-corruption court or another mechanism to prosecute corrupt persons who may escape justice in their countries.
Meanwhile, the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Shura Council held a meeting chaired by its Rapporteur HE Nasser bin Rashid bin Saree Al Kaabi to study a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. 4 of 2007 Enacting the Common System of Extending Insurance Protection to Citizens of the Cooperation Council of the Arab Gulf States working outside their countries in any member state of the council, and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.

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