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Tuesday 13 June (0900 - 0915)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

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Tuesday 13 June (0915 - 0945)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Tuesday 13 June (0945 - 1100)

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Criminal prosecutions are, by far, not the only consequence of corrupt behaviour. Civil sanctions and debarments (excluding a company from public procurement) are increasingly common. This panel will bring together experts on civil sanctions and various debarment systems including multilateral development banks as well as national systems.

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Tuesday 13 June (1115 - 1130)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Tuesday 13 June (1130 - 1245)

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The standing of corruption victims in criminal proceedings mainly exists in civil law jurisdictions and is usually only available to direct victims of corruption, such as states or state-owned companies. In certain common law jurisdictions however, private prosecution also makes some criminal proceedings tools available to victims of corruption. In certain jurisdictions, standing is also granted to representatives of civil society. The Asset Recovery Subcommittee is currently conducting a global survey on the role and standing of victims of corruption in criminal proceedings, to be published on the Anti-Corruption webpage in the form of country Q&As in summer 2017. The survey’s preliminary results will be presented at the conference. This session will focus on the availability of obtaining compensation for corruption victims in the context of structured criminal settlements or the attribution of fines, disgorged profits, or forfeited proceeds.

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Tuesday 13 June (1415 - 1530)

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The panel comprises leading practitioners from various jurisdictions and will discuss the impact of the international double jeopardy rule in the context of multi-national bribery investigations and prosecutions which expose companies to the risk of parallel or consecutive prosecutions in different countries. The panel will discuss the US and the EU approaches to the double jeopardy topic and the position of international organizations and development institutions. It will also explore recent trends in international regulations on judicial cooperation among prosecutorial agencies and coordination principles among them, the issues of “primacy” over the case and the impact of settlement agreements on the bis in idem rule. The panel will also focus on the issues corporations must consider in building up a defense strategy when dealing with cross-border investigations/prosecutions and provide an overview of the most recent cases which addressed the topic.

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Tuesday 13 June (1545 - 1600)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Tuesday 13 June (1600 - 1715)

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This session will be a panel discussion comprising of three elements: • Is there a case for uniform DPA standards? • A global overview – mapping the state of play • Perspectives on moving forward

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Tuesday 13 June (1900 - 2230)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Tuesday 13 June (1900 - 2230)

Wednesday 14 June (0900 - 0910)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Wednesday 14 June (0910 - 0930)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Wednesday 14 June (0930 - 0945)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Wednesday 14 June (0945 - 1100)

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This panel will focus on concrete examples around the globe, with an emphasis on the real-world impact of corruption in people’s lives. The IBA’s two key 2016 reports, one on judicial corruption and the second tracing the links between human trafficking and corruption, both highlighted damage to the rule of law. Corruption has consequences, including the erosion of trust in legal systems. Panellists will provide insight into cases: judges demanding sex in exchange for positive rulings, traffickers paying bribes to stymie criminal investigations, supply chains tainted with bribery to thwart enforcement of local labour laws. The panel will also address legal remedies for victims around the globe. Panellists will address the questions of how corruption happens on the ground, how it can be stopped, and, most importantly, how victims can find justice.

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Wednesday 14 June (1115 - 1230)

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In the context of their role in setting strategies and managing risks, boards of directors are increasingly expected to ensure that their companies minimise the risk of incurring criminal violations, and appropriately react to such occurrences. This session will discuss legal obligations, expectations from regulators, the market and the public, and explore hypothetical scenarios.

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Wednesday 14 June (1400 - 1515)

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This session will discuss the latest enforcement trends and policy developments from the OECD Working Group on Bribery members. Panellists will include prosecutors from within and outside the OECD Working Group on Bribery

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Wednesday 14 June (1530 - 1545)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

Wednesday 14 June (1545 - 1715)

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Happy Birthday! This year marks the 40th anniversary of an amazing law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This session will take stock of a US national law that has inspired international treaties, ignited a global revolution of anti-corruption legislation, instigated local outrage against corrupt governments and empowered local populations to speak out against the status quo. Engaging the audience in a collaborative conversation, the session will discuss some of the current challenges to anti-corruption efforts and end with suggestions for keeping up the momentum of progress for future generations.

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Wednesday 14 June (1715 - 1730)

Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)

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