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POGAR > Activities and Projects > Anti-Corruption > Legal Compendium: Key related international instruments

International - Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption – ETS No. 191 [English][Arabic][French].
The Convention to prevent and fight against corruption outlines measures to be taken at the national level, as well as the monitoring of implementation and final provisions.
 
International - African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption [English].
 
International - Agreement Establishing the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) [English].
 
International - Commonwealth Model Law for the Prohibition of Money Laundering and Supporting Documentation [English].
 
International - Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions [English].
This document presents the Convention’s text which was signed by Member States in Paris on 17 December 1997.
 
International - Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (resolution) [French].
 
International - Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism [English].
 
International - Criminal Law Convention on Corruption – ETS 173 [English][French].
This convention outlines measures to be taken at the national level, the monitoring of implementation, international cooperation and some related final provisions.
 
International - Declaration to Curb Corruption in South Eastern Europe [English].
This declaration outlines 10 joint measures to curb corruption in South Eastern Europe.
 
International - Global Transparency Initiative Transparency Charter [English].
The Transparency Charter for International Financial Institutions sets out the specific access to information standards that the Global Transparency Initiative believes the international financial institutions should respect.
 
International - Inter-American Convention Against Corruption [English].
The convention outlines 28 articles on such issues as preventive measures, scope and jurisdiction, acts of corruption, domestic law, transnational bribery, illicit enrichment, progressive development, extradition, bank secrecy, etc.
 
International - OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, 2001 [English].
The Convention is global in scope and criminalizes acts of offering or giving bribes and it covers only bribery aimed at public officials. The Convention entered into force in February 1999 and the ratification process of OECD countries is underway.
 
International - SADC Protocol Against Corruption [English].
This protocol was signed by Heads of States or Governments at Blantyre on 14 August 2000.
 
International - The Durban Commitment to Effective Action against Corruption [English].
This Commitment was prepared by the 1,600 participants at the IXth International Anti-Corruption Conference, drawn from 135 countries, addressing the theme "Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond", held in Durban, South Africa, from 10 - 15 October 1999.
 
International - Transparency and Anti-Bribery Initiatives - Resources [English].
This is a list of the US legal documents related to transparency and anti-corruption. The list is a service of the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the United States Department of Commerce.
 
International - UN Convention Against Corruption - Implementation and Enforcement: Meeting the Challenges [English].
This document discusses issues addressed in the following sessions of the Conference: UN Convention and Commonwealth Initiatives; Monitoring and measurement; implementation of anti-corruption strategies; prevention and detection by public servants; Corporate social responsibility; Criminalization, investigation and prosecution; Corporate governance; and asset repatriation and international cooperation.
 
International - US Government: Bribery and Corruption Legal Resources [English].
This is the United States Government International Information Program's website on Bribery and Corruption, which contains key legal texts and documents on this subject.
 
UN Agencies - Compendium of International Legal Instruments on Corruption [English].
This Compendium compiles for reference all the major relevant global, regional and international treaties, agreements, resolutions and other instruments. It includes both legally binding obligations and some "soft-law" or normative instruments intended to serve as non-binding standards.
 
UN Agencies - United Nations Convention against Corruption [English][Arabic][French].