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Posts Tagged: United Nations

The courage to speak

The journalists of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) risk everything to tell stories about gangsters and graft in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The OCCRP is a not-for-profit joint program of several regional non-profit investigative centers and for-profit independent media.… Continue Reading

Total on trial for oil-for-food violations

The French oil giant Total SA is on trial in Paris for violating the United Nations oil-for-food program.

Total is accused of buying oil directly from the former Saddam Hussien regime in violation of the U.N.… Continue Reading

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of ‘Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World’Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

Guidance points to ‘global best practices’

The new FCPA guidance talked about ‘an emerging international consensus on compliance best practices.’

Where to find that international consensus?

The guidance recommends these publications:

• OECD’s 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation (available here) and its Annex II, Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, published in February 2010 (available in pdf here).… Continue Reading

New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption.… Continue Reading

What Do We Mean By Business Ethics?

While this is back-to-school week for some, I’m now back from school, having just finished teaching a business ethics course for executive MBA students.

The first question raised in this class – “What do we mean by business ethics?”… Continue Reading

The Case For Optimism

Will ours be the time when international public corruption is finally tossed into the garbage can of history? There are plenty of reasons to think so.

Only five years ago, even thoughtful people believed  overseas bribery was a victimless crime — a harmless agreement between two consulting adults.… Continue Reading