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Entries in United Nations (69)

Wednesday
Jan232013

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of 'Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World'Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.

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Monday
Dec102012

2012 World Anti-Corruption Day

On December 9, 2003, 140 countries convened to sign the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

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Monday
Dec032012

How should we define corruption? (Part I)

Justice Potter Stewart (1915 - 1985)"I know it when I see it," said Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. Though he was talking about obscenity, the same could probably be said of corruption as well.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Guidance points to 'global best practices'

The new FCPA guidance talked about 'an emerging international consensus on compliance best practices.'

Where to find that international consensus?

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Friday
Nov162012

New Myanmar laws for foreign investment and anti-corruption

Street market in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.

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Tuesday
Sep252012

New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption. . . .

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Friday
Jul132012

Facilitation Payments – An Australian Perspective

The Australian government's proposal to remove the facilitation payments defense may well be motivated by a desire to take a strong anti-corruption stance.

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Wednesday
Sep072011

What Do We Mean By Business Ethics?

While this is back-to-school week for some, I’m now back from school, having just finished teaching a business ethics course for executive MBA students.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

The Case For Optimism

Will ours be the time when international public corruption is finally tossed into the garbage can of history? There are plenty of reasons to think so.

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Thursday
Aug042011

Will Nigeria Take Another Bite?

The penalty for paying bribes in Nigeria may increase following demands from a Nigerian NGO that the Nigerian government seek its share of the recent anti-graft bounty. Maybe…

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Military Equipment Maker Pays $16 Million In Settlement

Armor Holdings Inc., a military and law enforcement equipment company formerly listed on the NYSE and now owned by BAE Systems, will pay $16 million to resolve FCPA violations arising from bribes to secure U.N. contracts and covering the payments up.

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Monday
Apr252011

Respecting Human Rights Through Due Diligence

I’d like to elaborate on Jeff Kaplan’s post on March 31, which discussed the role of Compliance and Ethics Officers in enabling their companies to respect human rights.

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