Article 2417

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Agutin Aleksandr Vasil'evich, Doctor of juridical sciences, professor, sub-department of international cooperation in prosecutorial efforts, Academy of Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation (building 1, 2 Azovskaya street, Moscow, Russia),
Sintsov Gleb Vladimirovich, Doctor of juridical sciences, professor, head of sub-department of private and public law, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia),

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Background. The interest of states in joint activities for the disclosure and investigation of a corruption crime is explained by the fact that, by virtue of the principle of state sovereignty, the competence of officials of state shock agencies conducting criminal proceedings on the crimes in question is a limited territory of a separate country. Due to this circumstance, when committing a corruption offense on the territory of two or more countries, the individual state is not capable of effectively ensuring their disclosure and investigation. The inability of a single state to effectively ensure the disclosure and investigation of a corruption offense can lead to disorganization of the strategic foundations of public administration.
Materials and methods. The scientific literature on the research topic of this article was analyzed.
Results. This work is devoted not to international cooperation of courts and law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation with competent authorities and officials of foreign states and international organizations, but to international cooperation with the use of prosecutorial powers in the field of criminal justice in terms of the concept and objectives of such cooperation.
Conclusions. Article 2 of the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office “International Cooperation” establishes: “The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, within its competence, maintains direct relations with the relevant bodies of other states and international organizations, cooperates with them, concludes agreements on legal assistance and struggle with criminality, participates in the development of international treaties of the Russian Federation”. Order of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation of 29th of August, 2014 No. 454 (as amended on the 1st of September, 2016) “On the organization of prosecutorial supervision over the implementation of anti-corruption legislation” (hereinafter – the Order of the Attorney General of 29th of August, 2014 No. 454) obliges the Office for Supervision over the Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Law: 1) take part and ensure the work of the Russian delegation in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), to implement the recommendations made by GRECO; 2) provide the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; 3) together with the General Directorate of International Legal Cooperation, ensure the interaction of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation with international bodies and organizations, as well as with bodies, organizations and institutions of foreign countries on anti-corruption matters, including the return from abroad of assets obtained as a result of the commission of corruption crimes; 4) provide law enforcement agencies of foreign States with practical assistance in the development of measures to prevent corruption; 5) participate in the work of the National Contact Point for providing practical international cooperation in identifying, seizing, confiscating and recovering assets obtained as a result of corruption. An objective analysis of Article 2 of the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office and the Order of the Attorney General of August 29, 2014 No. 454 shows that international cooperation in countering corruption using the powers of the prosecutor in criminal proceedings is one of the components of the function of the prosecutor’s office for international cooperation.

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the concept, goal, international cooperation, counteraction, corruption, authority, prosecutor, criminal proceedings

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