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NCJ Number: 157526 Find in a Library
Title: Action Against National and Transnational Economic and Organized Crime, and the Role of Criminal Law in the Protection of the Environment: National Experiences and International Cooperation
Corporate Author: United Nations
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, at Vienna
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Sale Source: United Nations
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, at Vienna
P.O. Box 500
A-1400 Vienna,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report presents the characteristics of corruption, its adverse effects on development, measures against corruption, and recent international initiatives to address corruption.
Abstract: The role of international organizations in efforts against corruption and the importance of their support to institution-building processes are also examined. These initiatives include formal recommendations from the Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on bribery in international transactions and a forum organized by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. Additional initiatives included a call for action at the East and Central African Seminar on Corruption, Human Rights and Democracy and a multidisciplinary group convened by the Council of Europe. The discussion notes the need to distinguish between the corruption of heads of state and other high officials and the petty corruption of lower-level officials and police. Appended draft international code of conduct for public officials and related materials
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; Crime specific countermeasures; International cooperation
Note: Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Cairo, Egypt, April 29-May 8, 1995
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