"Corruption Proofing" is implemented by the Centre for the Analysis and Prevention of Corruption (CAPC) within the framework of "Corruption Proofing of Draft Legislative Acts – Phase IV" project supported by the Civil Rights Defenders and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Considering the vivid interest of the journalists in the particular activity of each member of parliament (especially in the electoral campaign period, when the journalists had to portray the profile of all the former deputies running in the new elections), it was found useful to develop a data-base available on-line to the journalists and public, in which information about the legislative activity of all deputies will be introduced in a systematic basis. Thus, the database will make possible to identify the deputies:
- actively promoting draft laws affected by severe risks of corruption, abuse and discrimination
- promoting private interests through draft laws
- supporting draft laws free from risks of corruption/abuse/discrimination or private interest promotion
- who are completely passive in terms of initiation of draft laws.
In general, the emphasis of this project is to be working more with the journalists and increase public awareness of the legislative process, as it is directly linked to political processes occurring in the country, as opposed to the previous approach of working almost exclusively with the lawyers. The database is a new component, which we believe will catch the attention of the journalists, as it will become a valuable source of
information for their articles.