What you will find in this database...
In recognition of the prevalence and costs of corruption, an increasing number of countries are joining international conventions aimed at the fight against corruption, such as the OECD Convention and UNCAC.
As a result, many countries have started to pay closer attention to their national laws, the types of conduct criminalized, the penalties applied and the need for extra-jurisdictional coverage. This database will focus on the compilation of all laws and treaties that play a role in:
1. Prevention of corruption - All laws and provisions directed at preventing corruptive practices by mandating transparency, securing access to information, and providing checks and balances against abuses of power.
2. Punishment of corruption - All laws and provisions directed at imposing criminal, administrative, and civil liability for engaging in corrupt practices.
3. Institutions and Practices - All laws and provisions directed at specialized institutions and particular practices that support both preventative and punitive measures.