Under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, “The Convention against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions”, each of the 30 OECD Members and 5 associate members commits to outlaw bribery of foreign public officials and submits to a rigorous review of its legal provisions and enforcement efforts. The Convention entered into force in 1999. Country reviews are carried out by the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions where by all Parties to the Convention are represented. Each country report examines how national laws and rules implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, how enforcement is assured and how related civil law aspects are applied in practice. Reports in this series present Phase II findings including what works well in countries as well as shortcomings in the effective prevention, detection and prosecution of foreign bribery cases. Key national legal provisions are also included. Phase II reviews of all 35 Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention will be completed by 2007.
Published in loose-leaf format, the first five country reports are available in 2004 and purchasers willl receive all subsequent reports automatically. Also available online via SourceOECD www.sourceOECD.org/reference/antibriberyconvention