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Anti-Corruption Conventions & Instruments

Summaries and full texts of the following anti-corruption conventions and instruments can be found at

Global and Inter-Regional Level

  • UN Convention against Corruption
  • UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
  • OECD Convention on the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
  • Revised Recommendations of the Council of the OECD on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions


  • AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  • SADC Protocol against Corruption
  • ECOWAS Protocol on the Fight Against Corruption


  • The Inter-American Convention Against Corruption


  • ADB-OECD Action Plan for Asia-Pacific


  • Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention
  • Council of Europe Civil Law Convention
  • Resolution (99) 5 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: Agreement Establishing the Group of States against Corruption
  • Resolution (97) 24 of the Committee of Members of the Council of Europe: Twenty Guiding Principles for the Fight against Corruption.
  • European Union Convention on the Protection of the Communities’ Financial Interests and the Fight against Corruption and two Protocols
  • European Union Convention on the Fight against Corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member States