Country enforcement of the OECD anti-bribery convention, progress report 2012

Lesenswert; Überblick zu den Massnahmen einzenler Ländern im Bereich von Korruption.

This is the eighth annual progress report on OECD Convention enforcement by Transparency International. The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime. Hier der ganze Bericht:2012_ExportingCorruption_OECDProgress_EN ; am Ende dieses Blogtextes finden Sie zudem den Auszug aus dem Bericht zu “Germany” und entsprechende Empfehlungen! It is a key instrument for curbing the export of corruption globally because the 39 signatory countries are responsible for two-thirds of world exports and three-quarters of foreign investment. The OECD Working Group on Bribery conducts a follow-up monitoring programme which reviews the parties’ implementation of the Convention’s provisions. Nine to ten country reviews are issued each year. Our annual progress reports represent an independent assessment of the status of OECD Convention enforcement, based on reports from our national chapters in 37 OECD Convention countries (excluding Iceland and Russia). Countries are classified in four enforcement categories this year: Active, Moderate, Little and No enforcement.


Foreign bribery cases or investigations: There have been 176 cases of foreign bribery since entry into force of the Convention in Germany, with 15 of those cases being initiated in 2011, and there are currently 43 ongoing investigations. In 2011, the number of concluded cases was 20, of which five were convictions and 15 were terminations. The Munich Prosecutor’s Offi ce charged a former board member of Siemens AG in June 2011 with breach of trust for alleged bribery payments made to win a project in Argentina ...

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