Brazil Adopts Convention Against Corruption, But Needs to Change Laws

    The United Nations (UN) Convention Against Corruption enters into force on December 14th and Brazil will have to adequate its legislation.

    According to the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Brazil and the Southern Cone, Giovanni Quaglia, all countries will have cooperation instruments on the subject starting on that date.

    Quaglia said that early conventions had more regional characteristics, while this one allows for the collaboration among countries of all continents.

    "This is the first world convention on the subject. It will facilitate the combat against the organized crime and international frauds, as well as cooperate with speeding up investigations."

    According to Quaglia, for the Convention’s entry into force, the signature of 30 countries was needed. Brazil confirmed its adhesion in June, during the 4th International Forum on Corruption, which occurred in Brasí­lia, the Brazilian capital.

    Giovanni Quaglia said that this Convention emphasizes corruption prevention measures and, in addition to punishing criminals, it also establishes mechanisms for recovering the money.

    He says that in order for the subject to advance, the adaptation of the Brazilian law must be included next year in the National Congress agenda.

    Agência Brasil


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    • Guest

      Just more of the UN and NGO interloper´s collective consensus and imposing through the back door the mandates of the English speaking power´s and Brussels. We have had the sex witch hunt, now it is the money witch hunt. Of course not a single one of the feckless ´democratic` wanna- be`s would ever dream of challenging the collective stamp of the above mentioned power`s with a whimper of something like ‘national sovreignity?

    • Guest

      Corruption !
      Corruption always involves at least 2 persons : the giver and the receiver.

      In your country you have specific laws on the subject, simply not applied.

      Just apply them and eliminate impunity.

    • Guest

      CAÀXA 2.
      CaÀ¯xa2 was already illegal as not allowed in the existing law.

      Changes in the laws will not change anything.

      It is the implementation of the actual laws and changing some that is more important. The changes should emphasize long jail terms for corrupted politicians and not impunity or just light punishment as it is now a fact.

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