Essay about Recent Measures Against Corruption And Corruption

850 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Recent measures against corruption
Action against corruption has been heavily focused on legal and institutional changes. Morales stance against corruption was first expressed during his 2005 political campaign declaring zero tolerance against corruption. This held true to some extent with the passing of new laws on Anti Corruption, Illicit Earnings and Fortunes Investigation (Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz Law) implemented in 2010. In short the Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz law “criminalizes active and passive, domestic and foreign, bribery as well as the abuse of public resources for private gain” (transparency international, 2012)1. Morales establishment of Ministry for Institutional Transparency and the Fight Against Corruption in 2009 states that institutions within the executive branch of government must be transparent in their revenues, its purpose; to develop necessary policies and legislation against corruption and to ensure integrity is set within administration and the governing rule sets for corruption cases. The ratification of international conventions such as Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (IACAC), United Nations Convention Against Corruption(UNCAC) and the United National Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) has given needed encouragement and platform for the government to address these problems.

Perceived corruption
A 2011 survey found that almost one half of citizens thought that these changes under the morales government were…

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