Does the world want to fight corruption?

The most well-known provision of the Hammurabi Code is this: ‘If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out (an eye for an eye).’ This is not the only criminal provision in the Hammurabi Code.

Released on May 19, 2021

Considerations for managing your anti-corruption compliance programme

The severity of the business disruption caused by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic varies by sector, region and country. In some companies, the business slowdown may leave compliance departments with reduced staff and workloads.

Released on May 18, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts on Serbia’s legal landscape

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought multiple impacts on legal and judicial systems in several countries, some of which have affected transparency and could cause corruption risks, including in procurement processes. Serbia is no exception.

Released on May 18, 2020

Fast global fiscal response in a crisis

The unprecedented spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen an enormous global response to help fight the virus, improve health and safety and respond to the economic impact of a worldwide lockdown.

Released on May 18, 2020

IMF Covid-19 crisis funding: an opportunity to fight corruption

A record number of over 90 countries have requested financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and its colossal economic impact. In response, the IMF has pledged to place its US$1trn in lending capacity at the service of countries in need.

Released on May 18, 2020

Pandemic, corruption and criminal associations

A mafia-type association has no stable political orientation: its orientation changes with the changing of economic and political circumstances. By the same token, a mafia-type association invests its dirty money in the most prosperous economic fields.

Released on May 18, 2020

Anti-corruption in light of economic crisis & Covid-19 pandemic in Lebanon

Unprecedented nationwide protests have sparked in Lebanon since October 2019 in response to rapidly deteriorating standards of living, increased costs of living, and inequality prevalent in the country.

Released on May 18, 2020

Public procurement risks and the Covid-19 pandemic

Around the globe, many countries are taking measures to keep up with their growing health system’s demands to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 as much as possible.

Released on May 18, 2020

Covid-19 requires increased focus on political contributions

Financing political campaigns can always pose corruption risks in any democratic country. This is because political contributions can become mechanisms through which unethical entities and individuals seek to obtain undue benefits from political parties and candidates once they reach public office.

Released on May 18, 2020

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the French Anti-Corruption Agency

French courts have been closed since 16 March 2020 on the order of the Ministry of Justice. However, courts have continued to provide necessary services for hearings and matters related to ‘essential litigation’. All other proceedings have been suspended.

Released on May 18, 2020

Fighting corruption in times of Covid-19: look out for money laundering

Whereas awareness over corruption risks in the public and the private sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic is constant, money laundering may not be at the centre of attention. Yet, corruption and money laundering are intrinsically linked.

Released on May 18, 2020

International organisations, bribery and Covid-19: the undecidable problem

Is the corruption virus spreading under the cover of the more famous Covid-19 virus? While half the world faces an unprecedented lockdown and governments, as well companies, have nothing else on their minds than make urgent and crucial decisions, international organisations have decided not to remain passive in the face of increasing risks of corruption.

Released on May 18, 2020

FCPA Enforcement: 2020 and beyond

On Tuesday 9 March, the IBA Anti-Corruption held a webinar entitled ‘FCPA Enforcement: 2020 and beyond’ at 1500 GMT.

Goldman Sachs: beyond the case, five takeaways

By Nicola Bonucci. Goldman Sachs: beyond the case, five takeaways - Anti-Corruption Committee newsletter article, December 2020

Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Brazil’s compliance landscape

Covid-19 has dramatically transformed the world in just a couple of months. The facts are reasonably similar everywhere: market collapse due to negative economic prospects; unemployment growth; and many companies are risk bankruptcy. Brazil is no exception and is attempting to amend its regulations to respond more effectively to the virus threat.

Combating Covid-19 fraud is now a priority for the US Department of Justice

According to recent reports, not only is Covid-19 currently rampant worldwide but regrettably, the most diverse variants of misconduct are spreading rapidly too. In the German Armed Forces (the Bundeswehr), for example, millions of increasingly sought after facemasks are ‘disappearing’ overnight. Hospitals or elderly care homes are complaining about scarce supplies of disinfectant and some are left to wonder whether the products labelled as ‘disinfectant’ actually have a sterilising effect.