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Thursday
May282015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 3, conclusion)

If, as argued in the first and second posts, freedom from corruption should be understood as a universal human right, what would it change?

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Thursday
May282015

An Open Iran: Normalization dividend with a compliance nightmare

We are perhaps six weeks away from a deal which would open up a country shunned for nearly four decades.

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Thursday
May282015

Pharma news: China restricts hospital drug sales 

China is pushing reforms at public hospitals in the wake of widespread complaints about inadequate healthcare services and corruption related to drug sales.

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Thursday
May282015

Job: Compliance Officer III - Commercial Banking Group, Lending (San Francisco, CA)

Job Title:  Compliance Officer III- Commercial Banking Group, Lending

Employer: BNP Paribas - Bank of the West

Location: San Francisco, California USA

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Wednesday
May272015

Putin signs law to ban ‘undesirable’ NGOs

Image courtesy of the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin signed a law this month that allows prosecutors to declare foreign and international non-governmental organizations "undesirable" and arrest Russians cooperating with them.

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Wednesday
May272015

Feds bust FIFA for racketeering and corruption, fourteen arrests and four guilty pleas

A 47-count indictment was unsealed early Wednesday morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies for a 24-year corruption scheme at the heart of international soccer. 

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Wednesday
May272015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 2 of 3)

In this series I’m making the case that we should now think of freedom from corruption as a universal human right. John Locke, whose political philosophy is the foundation of modern rights thinking, certainly thought of corruption this way. He just called it by a different name. But just as interestingly, diverse thought systems from around the world similarly view corruption as violating the most fundamental principles of government.

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Tuesday
May262015

Confronting corruption: My own perfect storm

In her recent post on the FCPA Blog, Alison Taylor said organizational and team culture and norms are overwhelmingly important in explaining why and how corruption occurs. "The person at the desk next to you is a far more important source of how things really work and how to get things done than the code of conduct," she said.

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Tuesday
May262015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 1 of 3)

Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation.  Neither do the human rights instruments, such as UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the two International Covenants, include corruption among their lists of internationally recognized rights. 

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Tuesday
May262015

DOJ declination for Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.

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