Participation of Ukraine in International Cooperation against Corruption

Keywords: anti-corruption legislation, corruption, international cooperation, anti-corruption.


The article deals with an important and relevant topic — Ukraine's participation in international cooperation in the field of combating corruption. The authors emphasize that measures taken solely at the domestic level are not sufficient to effectively and comprehensively counteract this destructive phenomenon.

The authors analyzed the scientific doctrine on the nature and importance of international cooperation.

The authors used general scientific and special scientific methods, which provided an objective analysis of the research purpose. The research methods ensured the comprehensiveness and completeness of the study, the validity of the scientific results.

It is proposed to analyze Ukraine's participation in international cooperation against corruption through the prism of international anti-corruption legal acts. First, the authors focus on the UN Convention against Corruption. The documents adopted within the framework of the activities of the Council of Europe and the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) are then analyzed. In particular, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173), the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 174), the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS 215), Recommendations on Codes of Conduct for Public Officials (Recommendation No. R (2000) 10), Recommendations on common rules against corruption in the funding of political parties and electoral campaigns (Recommendation Rec (2003) 4). Particular attention is paid to the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), funded by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. This initiative exists to promote anti-corruption reforms. The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (Phase II) agreement concluded between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission is analyzed.

The conclusion is drawn about the need and importance of international cooperation in combating corruption. However, it is noted that the effective fight against corruption requires taking into account the historical experience of a particular state.


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Author Biographies

Olha Bondarenko, Sumy State University.

PhD in Law, Senior Lecturer, Department of Criminal Legal Disciplines and Procedure, Sumy State University.

Oleg Reznik, Sumy State University.

Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Administrative, Economic Law and Financial and Economic Security, Sumy State University.

Garmash Yevgen, University of Customs and Finance.

PhD of Law, Associate of Professor, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs University of Customs and Finance.

Nadiia Andriichenko, Sumy State University.

PhD student, Department of Administrative, Economic Law and Financial and Economic Security, Sumy State University.

Olha Stohova, Sumy State University.

Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Theory and History of State and Law, Sumy State University.


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How to Cite
Bondarenko, O., Reznik, O., Yevgen, G., Andriichenko, N., & Stohova, O. (2020). Participation of Ukraine in International Cooperation against Corruption. Amazonia Investiga, 9(29), 407-416.