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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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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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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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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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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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More Countries Debate Antibribery Laws

Following the lead from China and Russia, both Indonesia and India are working on their own versions of the FCPA.

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Respecting Human Rights: The Role Of Compliance And Ethics Officers

On March 24, the United Nations published its Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which, as described in an accompanying press release, offers “for the first time an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.”

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Coming Soon: Russia's FCPA?

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the DOJ's Criminal Division spoke today in Moscow at the 3rd Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States Summit on Anti-corruption.

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Naaman Argues For 'Time Served'

Enough already. Ousama Naaman's lawyers say he's already spent just shy of a year in prison in Germany awaiting extradition, and another seven months under strict conditions of release in the U.S.

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Yup, We're Still Thankful

America isn't always right. And the DOJ should answer some tough questions. But there's no doubt about America's unequaled contributions to global compliance.

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Where Is Canada, Really?

Why is Canada's anti-bribery enforcement moving at a crawl? Cyndee Todgham Cherniak says the answer may be found not in the similarities between U.S. and Canadian enforcement, but in the differences.

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Someone Tell The Lawyers

About half of the world's lawyers haven't heard of the FCPA. Seventy percent are unaware of the U.K. Bribery Act, and four in ten don't know about the OECD and U.N. anti-corruption conventions.

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