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Posts Tagged: United Nations

Will Nigeria Take Another Bite?

By Marcus Cohen, David Elesinmogun & Obumneme Egwuatu

The penalty for paying bribes in Nigeria may increase following demands from a Nigerian NGO that the Nigerian government seek its share of the recent anti-graft bounty. … Continue Reading

Respecting Human Rights Through Due Diligence

The UN’s top expert on business and human rights, Harvard Professor John Ruggie. Photo courtesy of the European ParliamentBy John Ruggie

I’d like to elaborate on Jeff Kaplan’s post on March 31, which discussed the role of Compliance and Ethics Officers in enabling their companies to respect human rights.… Continue Reading

Respecting Human Rights: The Role Of Compliance And Ethics Officers

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan

On March 24, the United Nations published its Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which, as described in an accompanying press release, offers “for the first time an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.”… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Russia’s FCPA?

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer (left) of the DOJ’s Criminal Division spoke today in Moscow at the 3rd Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States Summit on Anti-corruption. 

Some highlights:

  • Russia’s corruption problem.
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Naaman Argues For ‘Time Served’

Innospec’s former agent in Iraq is asking to be sentenced to time served for his role in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations oil-for-food program and bribing Iraqi officials.… Continue Reading

Yup, We’re Still Thankful

The FCPA isn’t perfect and the DOJ’s enforcement style doesn’t always meet heavenly standards. But no one can deny this country’s contribution to keeping international business clean and holding national leaders accountable.… Continue Reading

Someone Tell The Lawyers

The International Bar Association (IBA) said about half the world’s lawyers haven’t heard of the FCPA. Seventy percent are unaware of the U.K. Bribery Act, and four in ten don’t know about the OECD and U.N.… Continue Reading

Saving Guatemala

Carlos Castresana Fernández ranks as an anti-corruption superhero. For two-and-a-half years, the Spaniard headed the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, or CICIG, a partnership between the U.N. and Guatemala’s government.… Continue Reading

The Obama Doctrine

In a policy shift that could lead to the international arrest and trial of kleptocrats, the White House last week said it views widespread corruption as a violation of basic human rights and is working to advance that view globally.… Continue Reading