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Details of Treaty No.174
|Title||Civil Law Convention on Corruption|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 04/11/1999 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and for accession by other non-member States and by the European Union|
|Entry into Force||01/11/2003 - 14 Ratifications.|
It is the first attempt to define common international rules in the field of civil law and corruption. It requires Contracting Parties to provide in their domestic law "for effective remedies for persons who have suffered damage as a result of acts of corruption, to enable them to defend their rights and interests, including the possibility of obtaining compensation for damage" (art.1).
The Convention is divided into three chapters, they cover: measures to be taken at national level, international co-operation and monitoring of implementation) and final clauses. In ratifying the Convention, the States undertake to incorporate its principles and rules into their domestic law, taking into account their own particular circumstances.
The Convention deals with :
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) will monitor commitments entered into under the Convention by the States Party.
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