Approves The Convention Against Corruption, Adopted By The United Nations General Assembly On 31 October 2003

Original Language Title: Aprova a Convenção contra a Corrupção, adoptada pela Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas em 31 de Outubro de 2003

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1 RESOLUTION n. º 48/X the Convention which aims to approve is the promotion and strengthening of measures to prevent and combat corruption more effectively. Conscious that the prevention and the fight against corruption make it a global and multidisciplinary approach is essential and the strengthening of international cooperation; Determined to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat more effectively corruption and whereas this Convention will facilitate international cooperation and technical assistance in preventing and combating this illicit criminal type;

So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following resolution: article 1 adopts the Convention against Corruption, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 31 October 2003, the text of which, in the authenticated version in English and Portuguese language translation thereof, if published in the annex.

Article 2 Declare, for the purposes of paragraph 13 of article 46 of the Convention, that the central authority to receive, execute or transmit requests for mutual legal assistance is the Attorney General of the Republic.

2 article 3 Declare, for the purposes of paragraph 3 of article 6 of the Convention, that the entity responsible for aid to other parties to develop and implement specific measures to prevent corruption is the Directorate-General for Justice policy of the Ministry of Justice.

Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 22 February 2007 Prime Minister the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency