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Council of Europe Resolution (97) 24 on the Twenty Guiding Principles for the Fight Against Corruption


Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 November 1997 at the 101st session of the Committee of Ministers


The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers agrees on twenty guiding principles to fight corruption. The Resolution also aims to promote a dynamic process for effectively preventing and combating corruption.

Guiding principles include raising public awareness, improving investigation and prosecution procedures, promoting specialization of persons or bodies in charge of fighting corruption as well as increasing international cooperation.