Representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation participated in sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working groups on review of implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption

18 june 2021, 12:03

In the period from 14 to 18 June 2021, in the composition of the Russian intergovernmental delegation, representatives of the Department of Supervision over Execution of Legislation on Counteraction to Corruption of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation participated in the sessions of the open-ended working groups on review of implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in a videoconference format.

The Russian delegation was represented by the officers of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Justice of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Labor of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

The events were conducted on six official UN languages.

During the session of the group, the UNODC made a report on passing by the states for the last five years of the Second Cycle of the Review Mechanism on Implementation of Chapter II “Preventive Measures” and Chapter V “Asset Recovery” of the Convention.

In the course of this session Parties to the Convention provided information on success, best practices and measures taken after conclusion of the first and second review cycles.

Attention was paid to the role of legislative authorities and audit bodies in combating corruption, to the responsibility of legal entities for corruption and punishment for perpetration of corruption crimes in compliance with Article 30 “Prosecution, adjudication and sanctions” of the Convention, and improvement of effectiveness of work of anti-corruption authorities and problematic of prevention of corruption in the context of the global sanitary crisis.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation will continue active work in this sphere. 

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