Using the Database

International Database

Using the Database

The information is presented as follows:

1. Legal standing
1.1 Legal standing for civil society organisations and/or citizens in corruption-related cases
1.2 Type of Cases
1.3 Legal basis under which citizens have legal standing
1.4 Citizens or civil society’s intervention in corruption cases in other capacities (e.g. third party contributors, expert input, etc)
1.5 State’s entitlement to represent the citizens collectively in corruption cases and whether its intervention excludes direct intervention by citizens
1.6 Legal standing of any foreign government or foreign-based non-governmental institution to bring corruption cases on behalf of this country’s citizens

2. Cases
2.1 Existence of corruption-related cases brought to Court by civil society organisations, journalists, or citizens

3. Collective Damage
3.1 Legal instruments that enable claiming reparation, compensation, or restoration of collective damages in any field ( environmental damages, human rights, corruption, among others)
3.2 Procedures for advancing class-actions

4. The Role of the victims of corruption
4.1 Definition of victims of corruption in the country or common definition used by the Courts
4.2 Cases that recognize the role of victims
4.3 Corruption-related court cases (criminal, civil, administrative) that awarded compensation to individuals or to identifiable or non-identifiable groups of victims to repair the damage caused by the corruption offense
4.4 Innovative or effective mechanisms that can be considered good practice regarding the recognition and compensation of victims in corruption-related cases

5. Available information
5.1 Information published by enforcement authorities (including control agencies) about corruption enforcement actions
5.2 Feasible access to information on ongoing or concluded cases
5.3 Ways for citizens or civil society organisations to gather information on whether corruption cases are being investigated or trialed

6. Supplementary information
6.1 Main identified barriers that prevent CSOs, citizens, and journalists from standing as victims of corruption cases
6.2 Other aspects, issues, provisions, or practices linked to the role, recognition, and compensation of victims of corruption