A LEGALLY binding international convention against corruption is to be forged by the United Nations, following agreement by representatives of 95 states on the terms of reference of such an agreement. This deal is expected to be rubber stamped by the UN General Assembly later this year.

It foresees a convention that would address preventive measures, criminalisation, sanctions and remedies. Drafters would be asked to consider provisions on jurisdiction, seizures, the protection of witnesses, transfers of illicitly obtained funds ...

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