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Data on enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Convention

 

23 December 2021 - The 2020 enforcement data has been collected from the Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The enforcement data includes the number of criminal, administrative and civil cases of foreign bribery that have resulted in a final disposition, such as a criminal conviction or acquittal, or similar findings under an administrative or civil procedure. Published for the first time in 2010, the enforcement data is updated annually by the OECD Working Group on Bribery. 

 

Highlights from the 2020 data 

Concluded cases

From the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 15 February 1999 through 31 December 2020, the Parties to the Convention reported:

  • have convicted or sanctioned, collectively, at least 684 natural and 245 legal persons for foreign bribery through criminal proceedings.
  • have sanctioned, collectively, at least 87 natural and 119 legal persons for foreign bribery through administrative or civil proceedings.
  • have convicted or sanctioned, collectively, at least 77 natural and 107 legal persons for related offences (e.g. false accounting, money laundering, embezzlement, tax evasion) through criminal proceedings.
  • have sanctioned, collectively, at least 75 natural and 188 legal persons for related offences through administrative or civil proceedings.
  • that Colombia, Latvia, and the Russian Federation imposed sanctions for the first time for foreign bribery (each sanctioning one legal person) either through criminal or non-criminal proceedings.

 

Pending matters (as of 31 December 2020)

  • 32 Parties reported having had, collectively, 485 on-going investigations for foreign bribery.
  • 13 Parties reported having had, collectively, on-going criminal proceedings for foreign bribery against 167 natural and 142legal persons.
  • 4 Parties reported having had, collectively, on-going administrative or civil proceedings for foreign bribery against 6 natural and 10 legal persons.

 


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FIGHTING THE CRIME OF FOREIGN BRIBERY: A SNAPSHOT OF IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT

December 2018 - The fight against foreign bribery is a core shared value that unites all 44 Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention. This brochure provides a snapshot of 20 years of implementation and enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Convention.

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THE OECD FOREIGN BRIBERY REPORT

December 2014 - this report endeavours to measure and describe transnational corruption based on data from the 427 foreign bribery cases that had been concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999 and mid-2014.

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