Promoting Asset Declaration as Effective Tool to Prevent Corruption
Asset declaration has been recognized as a tool to prevent corruption. It was introduced as early as 1970s by UK and United States, and by the year 2000, more than a dozen of countries have used asset declaration as anti-corruption strategy. In Afghanistan, the Constitution (Art. 154) establishes that the president, vice-president, ministers, the attorney general and judges have to declare their assets. In the 2005 Anti-Corruption Law of Tajikistan, not only public officials have to declare their assets but this include assets of their family members!