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

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

China Impressed with Brazilian Beef, Says Vice President

China has approved Brazilian sanitary conditions for meat production, as well as soy planting ...

Brazil Intent on Doing Without Bolivia’s Gas in 2 Years

Brazil is going to produce, up to 2008, practically the same quantity of natural ...

Sea & Soul

Bahia is much more than Salvador. You have Itaparica and several other smaller islands, ...

From Flip-Flops to Design Clothes Brazilchic Sells Brazil on the Net

Many Brazilian brands are already making their way into U.S. stores, as São Paulo ...

Seven Candidates Are Running for President in Brazil

Last Friday, June 30, was the deadline established by the Brazilian Election Board (Tribunal ...

Brazil’s Coffee Crop Up 35%, Second Best in 10 Years

Brazil, this year, is expecting its second largest coffee crop in the last ten ...

Close to Half a Million Brazilians to Get Cancer This Year

Around 460 thousand Brazilian men and women are expected to fall victim to cancer ...

Brazil’s Daily Oil Pumping Puts Petrobras Among World’s 8 Largest Oil Firms

Brazil's state-controlled oil multinational Petrobras announced Wednesday, December 26, in its end of the ...

An Unbearable Oregano Smell in the Airs of Brazil

Brazil’s Congressional Inquiry Committees resumed their work yesterday. The Ethics Board, the Control Office ...