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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Corruption, Fight against

Kenneth W Abbott

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Subject(s):
Corruption — Countermeasures

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The fight against corruption has produced a remarkable cascade of international rule-making since the early 1990s. It includes a true multilateral convention as well as numerous regional and plurilateral treaties, soft law instruments, and policies. These instruments address a broad range of conduct and prescribe varied State measures; some have robust implementation mechanisms. While there remain significant substantive gaps, the principal challenge today is to ensure adoption of, and compliance with, the existing legal and normative framework.2 In the early...
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