International Standards to Criminalize Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention established legally binding standards for 41 signatory countries (35 OECD members and 6 non-members) to combat the bribery of foreign public officials. By adopting the OECD recommendations, the parties agreed to put in place measures to prevent, detect and investigate foreign bribery. The Convention establishes an open-ended, peer-driven monitoring mechanism to ensure signatory countries implement the measures in accordance with their recommendations. This monitoring is conducted by the OECD Working Group on Bribery and results in a quarterly report that contains findings and specific recommendations based on rigorous examinations of each country.

The OECD recommendations range from the establishment and enforcement of criminal laws in accordance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, tax legislation that eliminates indirect support of foreign bribery, laws and regulations for financial institutions to ensure they maintain adequate records for inspection and investigation to company audits by independent auditors to ensure companies have internal control, ethics and compliance requirements and practices in accordance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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