Category Archives: law

New Anti-Corruption Era in Egypt

Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption organisation, hosted a two-day workshop in Cairo to debate the reforms necessary to make Egyptian institutions more resilient to corruption and more accountable to the public.Entitled “Towards a new integrity system in Egypt”, the workshop brought together more than 75 members of government, media, academics, judiciary and civil society

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US courts interpret "Foreign Official" to include employees of State-Owned Enterprises

Below there is a case note prepared by the US law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski on the landmark Lindsey Manufacturing decision in interpreting bribery of foreign officials legislation in the US (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -FCPA 1977).  However, it’s importance will be instructive in other jurisdictions which have also passed counterpart legislation eg

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OECD Report on Enforcement of Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CPFOA) 1999

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. A new March 2011 report by the OECD states that Canada’s regime for enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) remains problematic

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Thompson Reuters Foundation launches global anti-corruption hub

Just a few months ago the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a global marketplace for free public-service legal assistance and news and information about good governance and anti-corruption issues. CalledTrustLaw, it will connect NGOs, social entrepreneurs and governments in need of free legal assistance with lawyers willing to work at no cost. It also “enables lawyers to engage in

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GTI Applauds World Bank on Improved Disclosure Policy, Though Significant Weaknesses Remain

For immediate release – 3 November 2009 The Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) today released its analysis of the World Bank’s new draft disclosure policy, Toward Greater Transparency Through Access to Information: The World Bank’s Disclosure Policy. The analysis concludes that while the revised policy will bring greater transparency to the Bank, it still falls well short

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Zambia disbands graft team that prosecuted Chiluba!

Since we previously did the Chiluba story on this blog – thought this latest release from the Associated Foreign Press of interest. LUSAKA — Zambia will disband the anti-graft team that prosecuted ex-president Fredrick Chiluba, drawing accusations Friday that the government was seeking to bury the case two months after his acquittal.Vice President George Kunda

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Transparency International launches Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector

Transparency International (TI), a leading anti-corruption organisation, has launched a wide-ranging review of corrupt practices in the private sector, including bribery and undue influence, corporate fraud and cartels. New challenges for carbon trading markets, sovereign wealth funds and emerging economic powers in Asia and Latin America are also covered. TI’s Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption

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