In the prior post and this one, I’m looking at big events and trends since the FCPA Blog started publishing 11 years ago, and their impact on corruption, enforcement, and compliance.… Continue Reading
Driven by the complexity and international dimension of investigations, countries increasingly resort to settlements, rather than traditional justice, to solve foreign bribery allegations.
In 2014, the OECD reported that 69 percent of the cases successfully concluded by member countries since the adoption of the Anti-bribery Convention were resolved through a settlement.… Continue Reading
The OECD recently published a resources booklet for the fourth round of country monitoring under the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
While the format of the evaluations will be seemingly the same as in the prior round, the content will have a more topical axis, the main purpose being to focus on three horizontal issues: detection of the foreign bribery offense, enforcement, and liability of legal persons.… Continue Reading
Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation. … Continue Reading