Iraq wants trial for Oil-for-Food wrongdoers

[JURIST] Iraq's Human Rights Minister Bakhtiar Amin Friday praised the United Nations' preliminary report into corruption within the Oil-for-Food program [official website], and called for those who participated to stand trial. The program's former director, Benon Sevan, is accused of repeatedly soliciting and getting Iraqi oil allocations for a trading firm connected to the family of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in violation of the UN competitive bidding rules [UN and Business website]. Reuters has more.

 

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