Abstract: Corruption has played a significant role in the devastation of Iraqi society and its citizens lives. It renders true democracy impossible. It fosters government impunity, uses threats and violence, violations of human rights. The widespread of corruption is serious ailment and threat to the government of Iraq. This research is to ascertain the challenges of anti-corruption institutions in combating corruption. The qualitative technique via interview and observation was duly adopted as the methods for data collection whereby manual analysis was employed to present the result obtained from the field. The data that was collected from interviews with two groups (Iraqi members of parliament and academicians) for this purpose focusing on the challenges of anti-corruption strategies in Iraq after 2003. The study revealed that lack of autonomy to the institutions, incompetent staff and political interference were among the challenges that affects the anti-graft institutions in Iraq. The study recommends that autonomy of the institutions, strengthening the institutions and political will of government in combating graft and democratic principle should put in place in order to address the menace of corruption Iraq.
Saad Sahi Abbas and Norafidah Binti Ismail, 2017. Anti-Corruption Strategies in Iraq after 2003: The Challenges Ahead. The Social Sciences, 12: 2191-2199.