The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has been recognised as a reference framework for the fight against corruption, unique because of its comprehensive coverage based on a common understanding among a broad range of States Parties. While it provides new opportunities and guidance for national policies and anti-corruption measures, it also poses considerable new challenges, for instance the temptation to undertake too many anti-corruption measures at the same time. In order to address the multifaceted phenomenon of corruption, Article 5 of UNCAC stipulates, among other provisions, that “Each State Party shall, in accordance with the fundamental principles of its legal system, develop and implement or maintain effective, coordinated anti-corruption policies …”. As a fundamental preventive provision, Article 5 puts emphasis on a strategic approach and is a gateway for the implementation of UNCAC provisions. The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre therefore found it relevant to study experiences from existing anti-corruption policy regimes and analyse what can be learnt from them.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4