A. M. TSIRIN, acting head of the Department of anti-corruption methodology of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, candidate of legal sciences
S. N. MATULIS, senior research fellow of the Department of anti-corruption methodology of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, candidate of political sciences
M. A. MOLCHANOVA, junior research fellow of the Department of anti-corruption methodology of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
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The article outlines the positions expressed by the participants of the VI Eurasian Anti-Corruption Forum “Social Control as a Key Factor of Anti-Corruption”, held on April 26-27, 2017. A high level of scientific representation of countries was provided both by scientists and practitioners. The Forum was attended by: Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) M. Kreutner, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus А. V. Konyuk; Deputy Director of the Institute of state and Law of The Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Chen Su, other representatives of leading European and Eurasian world scientific centers, including the Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne Research University (French Republic). The work of the Forum is aimed at understanding the actual theoretical and practical problems of ensuring social control in the sphere of anti-corruption, searching for new ideas, forms and effective ways of institutionalizing anti-corruption control by society in Russia and abroad. The discussed questions: the regulation of social control in various legal orders; criminological characteristics of corruption crime; main trends in the development of international anti-corruption cooperation; corruption offenses of organizations and the attitude of society towards such offenses; the role of the institution of commissioners in protection of the rights of entrepreneurs in anti-corruption; issues related to improving the effectiveness of social control, including anti-corruption education. The participants of the Forum came to the conclusion that the fight against corruption is a task not only for state authorities and local self-government, but also for civil society, organizations and citizens. At the same time, the improvement of the state anti-corruption policy assumes conducting interdisciplinary scientific research of the state, trends and dynamics of corruption, as well as anti-corruption legislation and practices. Based on the results of the work, recommendations were approved.
Keywords: Eurasian Anti-Corruption Forum, international anti-corruption cooperation, anti-corruption, social control, conflict of interests, non-profit organizations, civil society.