News Release

  • 5-May-2011


    OECD welcomes Russia introducing law to make foreign bribery a crime

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the recent signing into law by Russian President Dimitri Medvedev of legislation that criminalises foreign bribery, with monetary sanctions for companies and individuals who bribe foreign public officials.

  • 31-March-2011


    2011 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

    The OECD and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) joined together to develop the compromis for the 2011 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. TheOECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises formed part of the dispute.

  • 31-March-2011


    Corruption: Bulgaria should boost efforts to fight bribery in international business deals

    Bulgaria should do more to prevent, report, detect and prosecute foreign bribery cases, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

  • 30-March-2011


    OECD statement on UK Guidance for the Bribery Act

    We recently received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that they would issue guidance which would allow the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 to enter into force,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 28-March-2011


    Canada’s enforcement of the foreign bribery offence still lagging; must urgently boost efforts to prosecute

    Although Canada has recently made progress in investigating the bribery of foreign public officials by Canadian businesses, Canada has only completed one prosecution since it enacted its foreign bribery law in 1999.

  • 22-March-2011


    Germany’s strong foreign bribery enforcement should be matched with tougher sanctions

    Germany has cracked down on the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, prosecuting and sanctioning nearly 70 individuals and 6 companies to date. But it should do even more to prosecute companies and should apply tougher sanctions.

    Related Documents
  • 18-March-2011


    Bribery: United Kingdom Will soon publish guidance for the implementation of new Bribery Act

    The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery has today received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that the guidance necessary to implement the nation’s Bribery Act 2010 will be published shortly.

  • 3-March-2011


    OECD announces new transparency and anti-corruption initiative –

    The OECD is developing a new initiative to improve coordination of anti-corruption and transparency initiatives - first within its member countries, and then with all other relevant players, including governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector.

  • 1-February-2011


    UK: Chair of OECD Working Group on Bribery concerned over delay of new Bribery Act

    The Chair of the OECD's Working Group on Bribery has expressed concern that the entry into force of the new Bribery Act is to be delayed.

  • 11-January-2011


    Iceland: Better coordination among authorities needed to tackle foreign bribery, says OECD

    Iceland must do more to ensure its law enforcement authorities are coordinated and adequately resourced to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crime, including foreign bribery, says the OECD in a new report.

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