International Database on
Corruption Damage Reparation and Legal Standing for
Victims of Corruption
Information on legal avenues to ensure corruption damage reparation, actual cases, and best practices are scarce. While in some countries, victims of corruption struggle to claim and ensure reparation, particularly for collective damages, in others, innovative mechanisms are being implemented to seek effective remedies for collective damage.
To advance this issue, the UNCAC Coalition Working Group on Victims of Corruption has created an international database on corruption damage reparation and legal standing, which shows if and how victims of corruption are recognised and/or remedied around the world. This database shares information that illustrates the broad range of practices according to legislative frameworks.
This database will be a resource for citizens, NGOs, activists, and lawyers across the world to support their actions and advocacy, their proliferation of cases where collective reparation takes place, and to enable the possibility of drawing on examples of other countries. We also hope the database will be a source of inspiration for prosecutors and judges when considering questions of reparation.
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to this database!