Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery
Revised edition, February 2012
This study focuses on the identification and quantification of the proceeds of active
bribery in international business transactions. Public and private organisations alike
have long recognised that bribery of public officials is harmful to good governance,
economic development and competitive conditions. Confiscation and recovery of the
proceeds derived from foreign bribery are key elements in the international framework
to fight corruption of public officials.
Chapter 1 introduces the international legal framework for the treatment of the proceeds
of active bribery and catalogues the legal remedies available in various jurisdictions,
and how these remedies may interact. Chapter 2 defines five principal types of proceeds
of active bribery and analyzes how they may be quantified. Each system is illustrated
by examples from countries using such methods, as well as commentary on some practical
challenges linked to the calculation of proceeds. Chapter 3 offers a compilation of
case summaries to illustrate the principles covered in the preceding chapters.