The United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Article 36 requires states parties to empower specialised persons or bodies to fight corruption by investigating and prosecuting corruption offences. Given that this provision does not come with a standardised institutional blueprint ...

Author: Cecily Rose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192528292

Category: Law

Page: 699

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The United Nations Convention against Corruption includes 71 articles, and takes a notably comprehensive approach to the problem of corruption, as it addresses prevention, criminalization, international cooperation, and asset recovery. Since it came into force more than a decade ago, the Convention has attracted nearly universal participation by states. As a global and comprehensive convention, which establishes new rules in several areas of anti-corruption law and helps shape domestic laws and policies around the world, this treaty calls for scholarly study. This volume helps to fill a gap in existing academic literature by providing an invaluable reference work on the Convention. It provides systematic coverage of the treaty, with each chapter discussing the relevant travaux préparatoires, the text of the final article, comparisons with other anti-corruption treaties, and available information about domestic implementing legislation and enforcement. This commentary is designed to serve as a reference work for academics, lawyers, and policy-makers working in the anti-corruption field, and in the fields of transnational criminal law and domestic criminal law. Contributors include anti-corruption experts, scholars, and legal practitioners from around the globe.

Specialised Anti Corruption Institutions Review of Models

enforcement bodies. Transition, emerging and developing countries often establish separate specialised anti-corruption bodies due to high level of corruption in existing agencies. In addition, in these countries, creation of separate ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264039803


Page: 142

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International anti-corruption treaties, including the UN Convention against Corruption, require member states to establish two types of anti-corruption institutions – one to prevent corruption and the other to combat corruption through law ...

Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia The Istanbul Anti Corruption Action Plan Progress and Challenges

Debate about establishing a specialised anti-corruption law1ent body is also underway in Ukraine. ile there has been some progress in strengthening anti-corruption law1ent bodies, it is still difficult to assess how well they meet the ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264055094


Page: 98

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This volume analyses a broad range of anti-corruption measures recently implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and identifies where interim progress has been achieved, and where further or reinforced action is needed.

Countering police corruption European perspectives

In some EU member states where law enforcement bodies lack internal anti- corruption mechanisms they depend on the larger infrastructure of anti-corruption measures and policies, which could include the following instruments: legally ...

Author: Rositsa Dzhekova, Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy Philip Gounev, Senior Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy Tihomir Bezlov, Senior Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy

Publisher: CSD

ISBN: 9789544771973



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This publication reviews the policies and institutional mechanisms for countering police corruption in several EU member states. To be effective, anti-corruption efforts should be based on a system of independent and mutually accountable institutions which are sufficiently empowered to implement their objectives. This report emphasises the last two decades of experience in the UK, Belgium and Austria in modernising their anti-corruption policies and institutions. In addition to the institutional and legal framework, concrete measures and methods (risk assessment, integrity tests, etc.) are also examined. The Bulgarian and Romanian experience in countering corruption in law enforcement institutions is also reviewed with an emphasis on some of the main problems and gaps that undermine effective counter measures.

Combating Corruption in India

Assessment of Anti-Corruption Bodies 'Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) are public [funded] bodies of a durable nature, with a specific mission to fight corruption and reducing the opportunity structures propitious for its occurrence in ...

Author: Arvind Verma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108588508

Category: Business & Economics


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As corruption continues to be a persistent problem in India, concerned citizens believe empowered police agencies independent of political control are effective ways to deal with corrupt officials and politicians. What is corruption and how is it facilitated? What are the appropriate agencies to combat corruption professionally in India? Why are these not effective in deterring corrupt practices? Are the alternative solutions to tackle corruption successful? This book seeks to engage with these questions, discuss and analyze them, and conduct a thorough analysis of law, bureaucratic organizations, official data, case studies and comparative international institutions. It analyzes vast data to argue that a corrupt state only maintains the façade of rule of law but will not permit any inquiry beyond that of individual deviance. Using criminological perspectives, it presents a novel mechanism, the 'Doctrine of Good Housekeeping', for public officials to combat and prevent corruption within their own institutions.

Specialised Anti Corruption Institutions Review of Models Second Edition

It also requires its parties to establish specialised bodies responsible for preventing corruption and for combating corruption through law enforcement. In addition to mandating anti-corruption bodies, these international conventions ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264187207


Page: 180

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This report provides a comparative overview of common standards and key features of specialised anti-corruption institutions and comprehensive descriptions of 19 anti-corruption institutions operating in different parts of the world, presented in a comparable framework.

The Role of Parliament in Curbing Corruption

Reinforcing the Work of Anti-Corruption Offices Sometimes journalists' stories can play a critical role in reinforcing the effectiveness of public anti-corruption bodies. Simply reporting in a regular, detailed way on the work and ...

Author: Rick Stapenhurst

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821367247

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

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In most countries, parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions. At the same time, parliaments can also play a key role in promoting accountability, through constituency outreach, public hearings, and parliamentary commissions. This title will be of interest to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, development practitioners, students of development and those interested in curbing corruption and improving governance in developing and developed countries alike.

Governments NGOs and Anti Corruption

Conclusion The goal of this chapter was to demonstrate that one of the major reasons for setting up of anti-corruption bodies is control over the unruly discourse around corruption and so should be analysed in the concrete political ...

Author: Luís de Sousa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134035458

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The purpose of this book is to understand the rise, future and implications of two important new kinds of "integrity warriors" - official anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and anti-corruption NGOs – and to locate them in a wider context and history of anti-corruption activity. Key issues of corruption and anti-corruption are discussed in an integrated and innovative way; through a number of country studies including Taiwan and South Korea, South East Europe, Fiji, Russia and the Baltic States. Some of the questions, used to examine the development of new anti-corruption actors, include: In what context were these born? How do they operate in pursuing their mission and mandate? How successful have they been in relation to expected results? To what extent are governmental and non governmental actors aware of each other and how far do they cooperate towards the common goal of fighting corruption? What explains the shift in emphasis after the end of the cold war, from national to international action? Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption will be of interest to students and scholars of corruption, public policy, political science, developmental studies and law. Luís de Sousa is an Associate Researcher at CIES-ISCTE, Portugal and Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. Barry Hindess is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, Australia. Peter Larmour is a Reader in Public Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Australia.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms

organizations , in the prevention of and the fight against corruption and to raise public awareness regarding the ... Each State Party shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the relevant anti - corruption bodies referred to in ...

Author: Stuart H. Deming

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1604426047

Category: Law

Page: 822

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the FCPA and significantly expands upon the first with critical updates reflecting the latest developments of the Act; a broader and more expansive analysis of the FCPA, including those aspects that relate directly to Sarbanes-Oxley; and a detailed analysis of the debarment practices associated with the anti-corruption policies of the World Bank Group.

Political Corruption in Africa

Ad hoc committees and bodies have been set up in the president's office and state house. These measure and initiatives have for the most part produced a contradictory outcome: political corruption has become far more pervasive, ...

Author: Inge Amundsen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788972529

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Analysing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social phenomena in a way that is often overlooked in contemporary studies. Chapters argue that political corruption includes two basic, critical and related processes: extractive and power-preserving corruption.