Institutions Against Corruption: A Comparative Study of the National Anti-corruption Strategies Reflected by GRECO's First Evaluation Round

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Nomos, 2005 - Political Science - 125 pages
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The "Groupe d'Etats contre la corruption" (GRECO) is established at the Council of Europe. GRECO evaluates in several steps the legislative and administrative instruments of its member states in the fight against corruption, and thus makes obligatory suggestions for improvement. Based on the "First Evaluation Round", this study compares the corruption-relevant national regulations of the criminal law and names their weaknesses. Moreover, the book analyzes in which way law enforcement agencies are organized and which authorities are available in the fight against corruption. Additionally, the immunity regulations-which could particularly stand contrary to the fight against corruption in the political sector-are evaluated. Institutions against Corruption systematizes the recommendations passed by GRECO, judges their coherence, and ventures a first assessment. Readers interested in corruption fighting will not only gain comparative legal insights, but also prospects on the recommendations with which GRECO intends to improve the fight against corruption in 35 of its member states.

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B National corruption law in relation to the requirements of the Criminal

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Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Penal Law, Freiburg, Germany.

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