Assembly of the Africa Union, 2nd Ordinary Session: African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Maputo, 11 July 2003

Sectors : Human Rights, Political governance
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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“Article 3 Principles
The State Parties to this Convention undertake to abide by the following principles:

1. Respect for democratic principles and institutions, popular participation, the rule of law and good governance.

2. Respect for human and peoples’ rights in accordance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and other relevant human rights instruments.

3. Transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs.

4. Promotion of social justice to ensure balanced socio-economic development.

5. Condemnation and rejection of acts of corruption, related offences and impunity.”