1. The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and
Institutional Affairs congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee
on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Ms Mailis Reps, on her well-balanced
and comprehensive report, and supports the proposed draft resolution
and draft recommendation.
2. Corruption is a complex phenomenon, especially when it takes
place at a political level. Combating corruption is a long-term
effort which cannot be addressed through law-making alone. The committee
agrees with the report’s conclusion that the necessary legislative
improvements must be accompanied by an evolution of the general
cultural attitude towards corruption, which must be clearly recognised
as an intolerable practice and a major threat to the rule of law.
Parliamentarians have a duty to set an example by respecting both
the letter and the spirit of the law in good faith.
3. Given the need to consolidate the Council of Europe global
action against corruption, the Rules Committee wishes to propose
some amendments to further strengthen the draft resolution and the