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Entries in UN Convention Against Corruption (10)

Tuesday
Apr142015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Five): The roles of the U.S., Switzerland, and the World Bank in BOTA's creation

In the case of BOTA, it took four to tango: the governments of Kazakhstan, the United States, Switzerland and the World Bank. For Kazakhstan, as explained in the previous post, BOTA provided a face-saving "out" for President Nazerbayev. Talks between the U.S., Switzerland and Kazakhstan on the disposition of the $84 million, plus accrued interest, in the Swiss Pictet and Cie Bank, started in 2003, shortly after James Giffen was arrested and charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Monday
Sep082014

Collective Action: A new approach to combat corruption (Part Five)

As we saw last week, there's a perception that voluntary anti-corruption declarations are too weak to have any significant impact on preventing corruption. While it’s true that declarations have more of the “collective” than the “action,” they are still an important step in the fight against corruption, especially when combined with the awareness-raising activities which usually accompany them. 

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Monday
Feb032014

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, Part I

Thomas Friedman taught us that the world is flat – that globalization has created a playing field more level than at any time in history.  And however true that may be of international commerce, it is not true of anti-corruption enforcement . . . yet. 

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Monday
Dec022013

B20 Task Force: The world's governments and companies can end corruption

The former director of the UK Serious Fraud Office, Richard Alderman, shared with the FCPA Blog a Preliminary Study (pdf here) conducted by the B20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-Corruption that focuses on regulatory developments that could enhance the private sector's role in fighting global corruption.

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Friday
Nov292013

World Bank: Developing nations denied bribery settlement money

After analyzing almost 400 cases over 13 years, the World Bank reports that only 3.3 percent of $6 billion in fines have been shared with developing countries whose officials accepted bribes.

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Monday
Oct282013

Holder to the World: ‘Corruption can be overcome’

Here's an excerpt from Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks Monday at the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery in Morocco.

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Tuesday
May142013

The Richmond Research Guide: Updated

Not too long ago we announced the new University of Richmond Research Guide, a free online tool for conducting anti-bribery research. And we'd now like to thank the many readers who have suggested valuable additions.

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Monday
Dec102012

2012 World Anti-Corruption Day

On December 9, 2003, 140 countries convened to sign the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

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Tuesday
Dec042012

How should we define corruption? (Part II)

In my last post, I suggested that we really ought to define corruption. Though UNCAC declines to do so, others have taken up the challenge. We have two definitions in wide circulation today, but I'd argue that neither serves us well.

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Monday
Dec032012

How should we define corruption? (Part I)

Justice Potter Stewart (1915 - 1985)"I know it when I see it," said Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. Though he was talking about obscenity, the same could probably be said of corruption as well.

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