Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Implementation of the Right to the Anti-corruption Expertise as a Strategy for the Protection of Business

Author(s): Svitlana Vashchenko, Yurii Riabchenko, Olena Dzhafarova, Victoriia Bila, Iryna Aristova

The article describes the role and essence of the anti-corruption expertise in the prevention of corruption. The author proved that the prevention of corruption requires the identification and eradication of the roots of corruption in drafts and existing regulatory legal acts. In the study of the essence of the anti-corruption expertise the attention was paid to the subjects of its implementation. It was proposed to actively involve business in conducting anti-corruption expertise through the Public Councils under the executive and local government bodies, the Council of Business Ombudsman, and civil society institutions. The gaps in the legislation on the public anti-corruption expertise were characterized, in particular, the lack of a uniform methodology for its conduct, the procedure for accrediting independent experts, the possibility of using the conclusion of the anti-corruption expertise as evidence in administrative, civil, economic proceedings. In the conclusion, the characteristic features of the anti-corruption expertise were formulated and directions for enhancing the participation of civil society institutions in the realization of the right to the anti-corruption expertise as the main business protection strategy were identified.