Declaration on Establishment
ON THE ESTABLISHMENTOF THE ANTI‐CORRUPTION COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
Taking into consideration the international legal documents and the successful international practice in the fight against corruption,
Taking into account the commitments undertaken by the RA under the above‐mentioned international legal documents, including the UN Convention against Corruption, and the importance for their decent fulfillment,
Concerned with the high level of corruption risks in Armenia,
Noting the riskiness and negative consequences of corruption,
Highlighting the primary importance of inserting corruption prevention mechanisms,
Assured that serious results in the fight against corruption may be achieved only through active involvement of the society, establishment and development of a real cooperation between the Civil Society Organizations and the Government,
Aimed at viewing the fight against corruption as a strategic issue for the coming years and taking an active part in the anti‐corruption struggle:
The Civil Society Organizations ‐ Parties to this Declaration announce about joint activities and cooperation in the fight against corruption, declaring the establishment of the Anti‐Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations.
The objectives of the Anti‐Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations are:
- To raise the efficiency of CSO control over anti‐corruption reforms of the Government,
- To contribute to the enforcement and development of anti‐corruption institutional mechanisms,
- To contribute to the increased anti‐corruption understanding and awareness‐raising in the society, protection of the rights of the victims of corruption,
- To enhance the watchdog and anti‐corruption capacities of the CSOs.
The Anti‐Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society organizations is an informal institution, the work of which is organized through the Bylaw adopted by the Assembly of the member‐ organizations. This Declaration is deposited with the Armenian Young Lawyers` Association.
The Declaration is open for the accession by Civil Society Organizations.
28 November 2014