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International Anti-Corruption Law Research Guide

This research guide is about international anti-corruption

Resources for Corruption law by subtopic

Below is a collection of resources related to subtopics within corruption. Most are freely available on the Internet; some are available to Georgetown Law Only. These sites provide a variety of current information, documents, commentary and links to other relevant sites. No list of links can ever be complete; rather these are good places to start your research.

Money Laundering

Government Transparency

  • Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) (Council of Europe)
    Members of the Council of Europe present evaluations on how they are regulating their own government operations. These evaluations include national legislation and other efforts to combat corruption.
  • How to Improve Governance: A New Framework for Analysis and Action
    This is available in print and online (Georgetown Law Only). This book presents a global view of corruption in government and possible solutions. The book also discusses this issue specifically in Ghana, Peru, Mexico and Thailand.
  • Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service: OECD Guidelines and Overview
    This is available online (Georgetown Law Only) and is a review of the regulation of conflicts of interests in the public service sector. The book highlights Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal and the United States.
  • The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World WMS STACKS JC598 .R547 2007
    Critically presented in this book are the changes of transparency laws from Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America. There is information on how they have improved their laws and where there is still a need for improvement.
  • Transparency ( European Commission)
    In particular, the European Transparency Initiative was launched by the commission in order to provide feedback and structure for the debate on lobbying activities in the EU.

Organized Crime

International and National Trade and Investment Regulations

The trade and investment regulations, both at the national and international level, are some of the legal tools used to combat corruption. Taxation and reporting requirements are an examples of these types of regulations. The list below is meant to address the breadth of this issue and be basic starting point for locating further resources.

  • International Trade Daily (BNA) available online (Georgetown Law Only)
    Use the "Recent Topics" and then click on "Trade Policy" to locate relevant articles.
  • International Trade Law, 4th edINTL K3842 .C37 2010
    Unique to the fourth edition of this book is the section on corruption. This new section discusses how corruption hampers business operations and how some of the major international conventions address these issues.
  • Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM)
    The WTO Trade Policy Reviews can be viewed by either country or by date . These reviews include the current trade situation within a county and if there have been any changes in the law. Searching by date is a quick way to locate the most current Trade Policy Review available for a jurisdiction.