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International Anti-Corruption Law Research Guide


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Specialized Topics in Corruption Law

Below is a collection of resources related to narrower subtopics of corruption.

Government Transparency

  • Council of Europe: Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

    Since its formation in 1999, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption “objective is to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption by monitoring their compliance with Council of Europe anti-corruption standards through a dynamic process of mutual evaluation and peer pressure. It helps to identify deficiencies in national anti-corruption policies, prompting the necessary legislative, institutional and practical reforms. GRECO also provides a platform for the sharing of best practice in the prevention and detection of corruption.” Its website includes the evaluations and additional materials.

  • European Commission: Transparency
    The European Commission’s  European Transparency Initiative provides feedback and structure for the debate on lobbying activities in the E.U.

  • How to Improve Governance: A New Framework for Analysis and Action
    Available in print and online, this book presents a global view of corruption in government along with possible solutions. It also discusses this issue specifically in Ghana, Peru, Mexico and Thailand.
  • Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service: OECD Guidelines and Overview
    Available in print and online, this book reviews the regulation of conflicts of interests in the public service sector, highlighting Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal and the United States.
  • The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World
    Available in print and online, this book discusses changes in transparency laws from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, with information on how countries have improved their laws and where there is still a need for improvement.

Money Laundering

Organized Crime

Trade and Investment

The trade and investment regulations, both at the national and international levels, 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 to present starting points for locating further resources.