The Working Group is concerned that Hungary has not commenced any foreign bribery investigations or prosecutions in over nine years since the Phase 3 evaluation of implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has serious concerns that recent steps taken by Greece may leave the country in breach of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention. On 11 June 2019, Greece amended the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes. As a result, the main active bribery offence was converted from felony to a misdemeanour, which is a less serious offence.
Japan must step up enforcement of its foreign bribery laws and strengthen the capacities of its law enforcement agencies to proactively detect, investigate and prosecute the foreign bribery offence, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery reaffirms the importance of the independence of prosecutors and judges and is concerned that Brazil’s achievements in fighting corruption may be seriously jeopardised by recent legislative developments.
The OECD is encouraging tax administrations around the globe to step up their efforts to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing with the launch of a handbook intended to raise the awareness of tax examiners, auditors, and investigators of the important role they can play in combatting these crimes.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has since 2012 repeatedly urged Sweden to reform its laws to ensure the investigation and prosecution of companies that bribe foreign public officials to obtain advantages in international business.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Japan’s Minister of Finance Taro Aso presided today over a signing ceremony to establish a new centre of the OECD International Academy for Tax Crime Investigation in Wako, Japan.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has repeatedly recommended since 2012 that Russia rectify key legislative deficiencies in order to comply with the Convention on Combating the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention).
Uzbekistan has initiated ambitious anti-corruption reforms to overhaul many areas of public governance, backed by political commitment at the highest level. These reform efforts, however, are still at the early stages of implementation and more needs to be done, according to a new OECD report.
Mongolia should strengthen its institutions, especially the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC), the Judiciary and the Prosecution Service, and guarantee their independence in order to achieve tangible impact in the fight against corruption, according to a new OECD report.