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Entries in OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (12)


Events in DC and NYC: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20 and FCPA at 40 (November 8 and 9)

The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the landmark 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business. All the Parties to the Convention now have foreign bribery laws and global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance. 

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Shruti Shah: G20 Summit needs U.S. leadership against corruption

Global concerns about corruption are on the rise. This year alone, we have seen massive anti-corruption protests in Slovakia, South Korea, Romania and Russia.

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OECD Working Group wants comments about legal-person liability

The OECD Working Group on Bribery has launched an on-line consultation on liability of legal persons/corporate liability.  

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NGOs to OECD: Corporate pretrial agreements can work, but we still need deterrence

The OECD is hosting an Anti-Bribery Ministerial meeting Wednesday (March 16) to discuss how to strengthen implementation of its Anti-Bribery Convention. One of the issues on the table for discussion is how to encourage voluntary disclosure by companies of wrongdoing and how settlements can be used to do that.

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Dispatch from the KPK: ‘Like David's war against Goliath’

Image courtesy of the KPKRegular readers of the FCPA Blog know we're a big fan of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

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French lessons: How about some strategic enforcement competition?

Even the most ardent Francophile, as I most assuredly am, must be dismayed by France’s abysmal record of bribery prosecutions. Recent OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group reports reveal France’s inexorable zero. While France has contributed significantly to the global anti-corruption regime through its part in seizing Obiang family assets as well as referring evidence in the KBR cases to the U.S., nevertheless when it comes to prosecuting its own French based multinationals, France is failing.

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G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group issues foreign bribery enforcement priorities 

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group has issued recommendations for G20 leaders to support economic growth through transparent institutions and enforcement mechanisms that combat foreign bribery.

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Stopping the ‘malady of facilitation payments’

Small facilitation payments is a not so-small subject that has sparked much recent controversy. Commentators have asked why the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention doesn’t jump in and take a position on this issue. Well, as a matter of fact, it does.

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Latvia joins OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Latvia has completed the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It will become the 41st party to the Convention on May 30.

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What does it take to change the world?

Professor Elizabeth Spahn spoke for victims of bribery before most of us had discovered the topic. She has defended compliance as pro-business and condemned bribes for destroying capitalism. More eloquently than anyone else, she has stood for the idea -- once derided and now embraced -- that compliance and enforcement can change the world and help people live better lives.

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DC event will honor Mark Pieth, examine OECD and UN anti-corruption efforts

Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business TransactionsOn December 4, 2013, The George Washington University Law School will host a tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.  

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Graft fight going global, DOJ’s Cole says

Emphasizing the United States' worldwide leadership in combating foreign bribery, James M. Cole, deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, addressed the participants at the American Conference Institute's FCPA conference on Tuesday in National Harbor, Maryland.

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