Communication on the review of the European Union under the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nation Conventions against Corruption (UNCAC)

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Series Details COM (2020) 793
Publication Date 14/12/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 14 December 2020, setting out its approach to review the European Union's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

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The UNCAC aims to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effective; to promote, facilitate and support international cooperation and technical assistance in the prevention of and fight against corruption; to promote integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs and public property. It is the only legally binding international anti-corruption treaty.

All EU Member States are Parties to the Convention, and the EU became a Party in 2008. As a Party to the UNCAC, the EU must assess how its rules and practices comply with the anti-corruption principles, objectives and requirements under the Convention to identify any deficiencies. This Communication:

  • Informs all EU institutions of its intention to launch the review process ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption 2021;
  • Sets out a framework to facilitate the review to allow swift progress in fulfilling all necessary legal obligations;
  • Invites the EU institutions to participate and cooperate at all stages of the process.
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UN Office on Drugs and Crime: United Nations Convention against Corruption
European Commission: Press Release, 14/12/2020: Anti-Corruption: First review of the EU's implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption

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