Students' Research to Combat Corruption Wins Awards

Three students from the Faculty of Law and Public Administration won awards for conducting the best anti-corruption legal research in Palestine. Birzeit University students were awarded second, third and fourth prize in the competition.

The competition attracted 20 entries from students at universities in the West Bank and Gaza. Only 11 – those from Birzeit University, Al Quds, Hebron and Palestine Ahliya University – were selected for the final round of judging.

The research entries were judged by director of the Higher Justice Council Research and Studies Centre Rasha Hammad, Ministry of Justice Undersecretary Muhammad Abu Sondos, Al Quds University law professor Mohammad Shalaldeh and Maen Dais from the Independent Commission for human Rights.

The competition was organized by the Civil Commission for the independence of Judiciary and Rule of Law (ISTIQLAL) and the Anti- Corruption Committee. Law Professor Mustafa Abdel Baqi represented Birzeit University in the competition’s leadership.