This article presents a critical evaluation of the anti-corruption legislation existing for the past 15 years and changes to this legislation; turning specifically to discussion of the amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (US), the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions, the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Bribery Act 2010 (UK) and relevant Australian legislation.
The article discusses the philosophy behind current measures to curb international corruption practices and the consequences and messages sent when corruption cases are settled out of court. The article takes a skeptical view of the future of abolishing anti-corruption practices in countries where corruption is a quantitative issue, unless first world countries provide a strong moral philosophy on anti-corruption enforcement. Finally this article suggests several new measures that could be implemented in order to eliminate corruption practices including incentivised whistle-blowing legislation and educational strategies.
- 'Does Anti-Corruption Legislation Work?' door A. Keith Thompson (The University of Notre Dame Australia) in Volume XVI International Trade and Business Law Review January 2013 and republished in World Customs Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, (2013)