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First evaluation round (2000-2002)

Evaluation procedure

At its 2nd Plenary meeting (1-3 December 1999), GRECO selected Guiding Principles 3, 6 and 7 for this first Evaluation round.

Guiding principle 3

"to ensure that those in charge of the prevention, investigation, prosecution and adjudication of corruption offences enjoy the independence and autonomy appropriate to their functions, are free from improper influence and have effective means for gathering evidence, protecting the persons who help the authorities in combating corruption and preserving the confidentiality of investigations"

Guiding principle 6

"to limit immunity from investigation, prosecution or adjudication of corruption offences to the degree necessary in a democratic society"

Guiding principle 7

"to promote the specialisation of persons or bodies in charge of fighting corruption and to provide them with appropriate means and training to perform their tasks"