Anti-corruption conventions and instruments are of key importance in the work of TI-USA. These texts, agreed by governments, recognize corruption as a worldwide and cross-border issue and establish rules and standards that promote domestic action and facilitate international cooperation.
Many of them adopt a comprehensive approach to corruption, calling for a wide range of measures to prevent it, measures to punish it when it occurs, measures to check corruption-related money laundering and facilitate the return of corruptly taken assets, and measures to provide assistance to countries where required. The most comprehensive anti-corruption convention is the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
TI-USA and TI national chapters have played an important role in promoting ratification, implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, UNCAC and the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Convention Against Corruption. We aim to hold governments to account for their commitments under these conventions, focusing on topics such as foreign and domestic bribery, money laundering, procurement standards and rules for transparency in public finance.