OECD Working Group’s 2013 Report on Global Anti-Bribery Efforts Shows Lackluster Performance

The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery recently released its Annual Report on Activities Undertaken in 2013.  It is clear from the Report that, while many nations have taken steps to implement the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention), and a few countries (such as the U.S.) have active enforcement regimes, most have not actively enforced the anti-bribery laws that they adopted pursuant to the Anti-Bribery Convention.  This article summarizes the key takeaways from the Report.  See also “Transparency International Reports ‘Inadequate’ Worldwide Enforcement of OECD Anti-Bribery Convention” (Sep. 19, 2012).

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