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Companies should put in place strict internal controls and establish ethics and compliance programmes as part of a strategy to combat bribery in international business deals, according to a new guidance agreed by the 38 countries that are party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
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The OECD Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was adopted by the OECD Council on 26 November 2009. Annex II to the Recommendation, the Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance was adopted on 18 February 2010.
The purpose of Phase 2 is to study the structures put in place to enforce the laws and rules implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and to assess their application in practice.
Phase 1 evaluates whether the legal texts through which participants implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention meet the standard set by the Convention and initial actions to implement the 1997 Revised Convention Recommendation. The evaluation also provides an opportunity for countries to learn from the experiences and approaches of others.
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This questionnaire is sent to the countries undertaking Phase 3 evaluation under the Procedure of Self- and Mutual Evaluation.
The Principles provide decision makers with directions and guidance to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying.
A special MENA session on regional learning experiences was held in Paris, 5 May 2009, to discuss the Joint Learning Studies with Morocco, Yemen and Jordan.
OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Justice the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and UK Permanent Representative to the OECD Dominic Martin talked about the challenges of tackling bribery at a conference in Chatham House
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This report outlines Portugal's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Portugal's Phase 2 examination in March 2007.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the Slovak Republic’s failure to bring its anti-bribery law on corporate liability into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.