The list of reference texts includes relevant Council of Europe texts, other international standards and background documents and serves several purposes:

  • the Council of Europe texts, in particular Resolution (97) 24 on the twenty guiding principles for the fight against corruption, set the basis for the Fifth Evaluation Round;
  • this complete list of documents provides background information for GRECO evaluators and other persons involved in the evaluation procedure;
  • where useful, the texts may be referred to in evaluation reports.

Among the standard-setting texts, Recommendation Rec (2001) 10 of the Committee of Ministers “The European Code of police ethics” is highlighted as being of particular relevance.

1. Council of Europe

2. Other international standards

3. Further background documents

* Document particularly relevant