African Union (Preventing Corruption)
EENI - Business School.
Sub-subject: the Convention on Preventing
and Combating Corruption (African Union). Syllabus:
- Introduction to the African Union Advisory
Board on Corruption
- Regional Anti-Corruption Programme for Africa
- The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
Sample of the sub-subject: the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
Sub-Subject Description: The Convention on Preventing and Combating
Corruption (African Union).
The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption entry into force in 2006.
Thirty-four African countries are members of this regional agreement: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Countries that have not signed the Convention:
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Mauritius, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia.
Topics covered by the Convention on Preventing and Combating
Corruption: bribery, trade influence, criminalisation, immunity
for public officials, money laundering, recovery of assets, property rights, public tenders, foreign companies, unfair competition, and witness protection.
The Convention covers the public and private sector, and supply and demand side of business.
Obligations of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption:
- Preventive measures (declaration of assets, codes of conduct, access to information, accounting standard, and independence of authorities)
- Criminalisation (illicit enrichment)
The Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption does not include provision on sanctions
Executive Secretary is Ms Djenna Diarra.