The OECD today invited Colombia to join its Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the Anti-Bribery Convention. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher signed an exchange of letters with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
To help governments meet this challenge, the OECD and the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) released today a new study on the Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery.
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Prepared by the OECD for the G20, this study describes the main features of whistleblower protection frameworks currently in place in G20 countries and provides guiding principles and best practices to support the implementation of the G20 commitment to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers.
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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
Un nuevo informe de la OCDE señala que México ha logrado avances, pero necesita dar mayor prioridad a la persecución del cohecho y garantizar que sus autoridades de procuración de justicia cuenten con todas las capacidades y recursos necesarios
Korea has improved its information and intelligence gathering capacity in foreign bribery cases, but should be more proactive in investigating allegations, according to a new OECD report.
Mexico has improved, but needs to give greater priority to the criminal enforcement of bribery and ensure that its criminal law enforcement authorities have all the resources and expertise they need to seriously investigate all allegations, according to a new OECD report.
This Working Group on Bribery consultation with the private sector and civil society will focus on considerations that should be taken into account when performing international business transactions that are subject to anti-bribery legislation in multiple jurisdictions.
Luxembourg must step up its efforts to detect and prosecute cases of bribery of foreign public officials, particularly now that its legal framework has been strengthened, in compliance with the Anti-Bribery Convention
Norway has made significant progress in its efforts against the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, according to a new OECD report. But more could be done to strengthen enforcement, including by focusing on the confiscation from companies of the proceeds of bribery.