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The International Legal Framework against Corruption

States' obligations to prevent and repress corruption

Book | 1st edition 2012 | World | Julio Bacio Terracino

It is now unquestionable that corruption has become an issue of international concern. A complex set of substantive and procedural rules has emerged concerning the prevention and repression of corruption, representing the international legal framework against corruption. The present study begins by tracing the emergence of this framework and engages in a systematic analysis of its content, highlighting weaknesses and innovative aspects. What does international law require States to do in relation to corruption? What happens if States do not meet their international obligations? The responses to these questions constitute the core of this study.

About the author
Dr. Julio Bacio Terracino is a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Public Sector Integrity Division, Public Governance Directorate. Before joining the OECD, Dr. Bacio Terracino worked as an independent anti-corruption consultant, as a lawyer in the private sector, and as Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, where he was adviser on anti-corruption, good governance, and globalization. Of Argentinean/Italian nationality, Dr. Bacio Terracino holds a PhD and Masters Degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and a Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires.

About the book
‘The detailed coverage of the different substantive and procedural norms in the international legal framework and especially the mechanisms to try to enforce the obligations by diverse parties are strength of the book. The book is well annotated and combines a rich perspectives from a practical, policy, and academic angles. The book has many unique perspectives on the implementation and enforcement of international anti-corruption policy, as well as a useful comparison of how the different anti-corruption conventions operate in practice.’
Bruce Zagaris in International Enforcement Law Reporter, June 2013

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780680927
Weight 677 g
Status Available
Number of pages xvi + 394 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Aug 16, 2012
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of Contents
  • General Introduction
  • Chapter I. The Definition of Corruption Revisited
  • Chapter II. The Fight against Corruption Upgraded to the International Level
  • Chapter III. The International Regulation of Corruption
  • Chapter IV. The Scope of the International Legal Framework against Corruption
  • Chapter V. Anti-Corruption Preventive Measures
  • Chapter VI. Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction over Corruption
  • Chapter VII. Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Law
  • Chapter VIII. International Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Asset Recovery
  • Chapter IX. Implementation and Enforcement of International Anti-Corruption Obligations
  • General Conclusion
  • Selected Bibliography