SEVENTH REPORT OF THE AFRICAN UNION ADVISORY BOARD ON CORRUPTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE AFRICAN UNION
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The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) was established in accordance with the provisions of article 22 (5) (a) of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC). The Convention was adopted at the second ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union in Maputo, Mozambique, on 11th July 2003, and entered into force on 5th August 2006, thirty (30) days after the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification. As at October 2015, the Convention had been signed by 48 states and ratified or acceded to by 37 states. According to article 22 (5) of the Convention, the functions of the Board are, among others: "to promote and encourage the adoption and application of anticorruption measures by States Parties to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption and related offences in Africa" and "to submit a report to the Executive Council on a regular basis on the progress made by each State Party in complying with the provisions of this Convention."
- African Union Commission