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Anticorruption Initiatives: Reports


Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) was established in 1999 by the Council of Europe to monitor States’ compliance with the organization’s anti-corruption standards. GRECO’s objective is to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption by monitoring their compliance with Council of Europe anti-corruption standards through a dynamic process of mutual evaluation and peer pressure. The U.S. evaluation report has been released. Learn more»


OAS Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the Follow-Up Mechanism for its Implementation

In 1996, the OAS Member States adopted the first international anticorruption legal instrument, and in 2002, they instituted the mechanism which evaluates its fulfillment. Since that time, the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the Follow-Up Mechanism for its Implementation (MESICIC), have represented the principal cooperation instruments for preventing, detecting, punishing and eradicating corruption in the Americas. The United States recently completed its third round of review under the MESICIC. Read the U.S.' final report, as well as its questionnaire responses. Learn more»


OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The United States is a State Party to the Convention, has actively participated in peer reviews, and promotes contin­ued monitoring of enforcement. The United States implements the OECD Anti-Bribery Conven­tion through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and is a leader in its level of enforcement. The U.S. Implementation report was published in October 2010. Learn more»


United Nations Convention against Corruption

The United States is currently being reviewed pursuant to the new Mechanism to Review Implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption. As part of this review, the U.S. has completed a comprehensive series of self-assessment questions. The U.S. responses are attached, and we welcome comments from interested non-governmental actors. The point of contact is John Brandolino, INL Senior Advisor. Learn more»


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