Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 04/2015

Integrity of Public Officials in EU Countries: International Norms and Standards

Albena Kuyumdzhieva, Gillian Dell, Ádám Földes

March 2015

Transparency International


This research paper looks at the international anti-corruption and good governance standards, focusing on the anti-corruption norms and defining the work of public officials. The analysis is divided into three main sections: prevention, criminalisation and citizens’ rights. It looks at the standards, overlaps and loopholes in each of the selected sub-fields, providing an insight into the most important aspects of monitoring of integrity standards in the public sector.