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You are using an outdated browser. Most of this website should still work, but after upgrading your browser it will look and perform better. Corruption in African countries is hindering economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech and the right of citizens to hold governments to account.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. While recognising that the Convention represents a significant step in the efforts to counteract corruption across Africa, the author argues that the strong link between corruption and the violation of human rights is not sufficiently emphasised in the Convention. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed. Share This Paper.
Join us Opens in a new window Donate. Promote and strengthen the development in Africa by each State Party, of mechanisms required to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption and related offences in the public and private sectors. Promote, facilitate and regulate cooperation among the State Parties to ensure the effectiveness of measures and actions to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption and related offences in Africa. Coordinate and harmonize the policies and legislation between State Parties for the purposes of prevention, detection, punishment and eradication of corruption on the continent. Promote socio-economic development by removing obstacles to the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights.
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It represents a consensus on what African countries should do in the areas of prevention, criminalisation, international cooperation and asset recovery. Its provisions criminalise domestic and foreign bribery, diversion of property by public officials, trading in influence, illicit enrichment, money laundering and concealment of property. Advanced search Authority search Tag cloud. Login: Password:. Subject s : Corruption, African Union. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Holdings 0 Abstract Comments 0 Images No physical items for this record.
Democratic Renewal in Africa pp Cite as. Corruption as a political discourse gained ascendance within the last two decades. As developing countries, including African countries, democratized and simultaneously undertook market reforms, anti corruption assumed one of the major instruments of international policy reforms, through which the success or otherwise of transitional societies was to be measured; whether those countries were making a success of market reforms and their democratization process became partly dependent on the extent to which they were tackling the problem of corruption and promoting transparency and accountability in their political economies. Unable to display preview.
It represents regional consensus on what African states should do in the areas of prevention, criminalization, international cooperation and asset recovery. Going beyond other similar conventions, the AUCPCC calls for the eradication of corruption in the private and public sector. It also obliges the signatories to introduce open and converted investigations against corruption. In , it was reported that the following nine countries had legal gaps relating to this Convention and United Nations Convention against Corruption. As at 1 January , the treaty was ratified by 43 States and signed by
Keep in mind that there are treaties which address the procedural aspects of the prosecution of corruption.
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