The 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Abstracts of presentations
Day 1, Workshop 6,
The Council of Europe's anti-corruption treaties
The Council of Europe has been deeply involved since 1994 in the
general struggle against corruption, especially through the
development of soft law instruments to further international co-
operation in legal matters. The main corruption-relevant instruments
are outlined in this paper. They include the 1998 Criminal Law
Convention on Corruption; the 1999 draft Civil Law Convention on
Corruption; and the 1998 Agreement establishing the "Group of States
against Corruption - GRECO" - a monitoring mechanism. Furthermore, a
Model Code of Conduct for Public Officials is currently in discussion.
Daams, Claire A.:
Regional Initiatives: European Union against Corruption
Within the European context, countries in all directions have been
shaken by huge corruption scandals and some consider corruption as one
of the most serious threats to democracy and economic stability.
Therefore international instruments for the fight against corruption
needed to be developed within Europe. The aim of this paper is to
present the main instruments developed by the European Union,
considering them as "regional initiative".
Abstract International Efforts to Combat Corruption
This paper concentrates on the contribution of international
organisations in developing common legal standards against corruption.
More specifically the new criminal law conventions of the OECD, CoE,
the EU and the OAS will be discussed in greater detail, first by
describing the particular approach of each organisation and second by
raising some key issues of criminal law in a horizontal analysis.