A comment on recent international developments - a United Kingdom perspective
Article from: OGEL 5 (2003), in Corruption
Following adoption of the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (Palermo Convention) in 2000, the UN General Assembly mandated a special committee to negotiate a new treaty dealing more specifically with the problem of corruption. This mandate recognised the particular nature of the offence of corruption, and the highly damaging effect it can have on global economic and political development. The resulting draft UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) sets the global standard in what countries need to do to prevent and combat the problem. The text has been agreed ...