Remarkable Anti-Corruption Framework in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

On September 30, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the proposed text of the agreement to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new tripartite agreement — still subject to further revision — is comprised of 34 chapters, 11 annexes and 12 side letters, and notably, it covers a chapter alone on anti-corruption, which includes a regional commitment to curb corruption.

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Does External Auditing Combat Corruption?

This paper aims to document whether firms with audited financial statements pay lower bribes to get contracts than firms without audited financial statements. In other words, this study assesses whether external auditing helps combat corruption. 

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Richtlijnen (relatie-)geschenken & gastvrijheid voor lucht- en ruimtevaart- en defensie-industrie

Het International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) heeft onlangs richtlijnen gepubliceerd voor (relatie-)geschenken & gastvrijheid voor lucht- en ruimtevaart- en defensie-industrie. De richtlijnen bieden een wereldwijde standaard voor medewerkers in de lucht- en ruimtevaart en defensie-industrie.

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OECD Consultation on Fighting Foreign Bribery (11 December 2018, Paris)

The OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) holds consultations with business, trade unions and civil society every year. These consultations provide an opportunity for the WGB to receive inputs from all the stakeholders that have an interest in its work programme. The consultation will consist of a two hour general consultation on selected issues proposed by consultation partners and by WGB delegations, and will end with a one hour special consultation on ‘Transparency in concluded foreign bribery cases:  How much and what kind?’.  

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The Nexus between anti-corruption and human rights

This study focuses on translating theoretical discussions about the connections between human rights protection and anti-corruption work into practice. Its intended audiences are anti-corruption specialists wishing to know more about what human rights principles and institutions can bring to their work and human rights specialists wishing to build bridges between human rights practice and anti-corruption work.

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