22/06/2015 - The OECD Working Group on Bribery will release a review of Israel’s efforts to fight foreign bribery on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 11.00 CET.
Journalists can request a copy under embargo by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Embargoed copies will be sent on Tuesday 23 June 2015.
Investigation, enforcement and prosecution are the main focus of the Working Group on Bribery’s current review of signatory countries. The issues these have raised include increasing awareness in the private and public sectors, holding companies liable for the crime of foreign bribery; sharing information across borders in foreign bribery investigations via mutual legal assistance; and ensuring that, as per the Convention, sanctions are “effective, proportionate, and dissuasive” and that countries can seize and confiscate bribes and the proceeds of bribery.
More information on these reviews are contained in the 2014 Annual Report of the OECD Working Group on Bribery (page 23) - http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/WGB-AB-AnnRep-2014-EN.pdf.
The last in-depth review of Israel was released in December 2009. More information on Israel and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is available at http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/israel-oecdanti-briberyconvention.htm.
Information on the OECD’s work on anti-corruption can be found at: www.oecd.org/corruption.