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Corruption and Governance

By Jean-Pierre Méan  Published on Tuesday July 3, 2018   For those who are involved in combating corruption on a daily basis, it is necessary to go back to the basics once in a while and to raise the question: Why is it that corruption is something worth fighting against? In the modern State, government derives its legitimacy not from a divine mission (as used to be the case in the European monarchies) but from a delegation of powers from the people, in what has been termed a social contract. Since it is obviously not practical for all citizens, millions of them, to exercise the state power...

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Primer on ISO 37001

  By David Simpson Published on Tuesday June 12, 2018   Watch David Simpson’s Primer on ISO 37001! David Simpson was and is still closely involved in the development and the implementation of the Standard.       Do you want to contribute to the blog? Please have a look at our Blog Guidelines...

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ISO 37001, boosting the effectiveness of anti-bribery and corruption efforts

Interview of Jean-Pierre Mean, made by by Mark Dunn in Anti-Bribery And Corruption (March 29, 2018) Published on the LexisNexis blog on Tuesday May 22, 2018 Jean-Pierre Mean is an anti-corruption lawyer who played a leading role in the development of ISO 37001, a recent global standard by which companies can measure their anti-bribery and corruption policies. He is now leading the working group which looks after the implementation of the standard. Mr. Mean invited LexisNexis to speak with him about the standard at his Geneva home, just a stone’s throw from the famed Swiss lake. There, he...

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How to shape anti-corruption training?

By Jean-Pierre Méan  Published on Tuesday May 15, 2018   Anti-corruption training should obviously be shaped so as to support and promote the goal of an organization’s policy on corruption, which is (or should be), simply put, to encourage personnel to abstain from any corrupt behavior. Most training programs attempt to reach that goal by providing knowledge of the organization’s anti-bribery policy and procedures and of the applicable anti-bribery laws, with an emphasis on the FCPA and on the UK Bribery Act because of their extraterritorial reach and also because they are in English and...

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The Myth of Goodwill

Interview of Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent, made by Virginie Coulloudon, Executive Director, YourPublicValue.org, during the OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum, 29 March 2018 Published on Tuesday April 24, 2018   Goodwill can be a myth and a threat to good governance. This is what Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent, an independent anti-corruption expert tells Your Public Value today. Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent has been focusing on humanitarian assistance. She is committed to developing and supporting processes for better governance in humanitarian organisations. She explains how crucial...

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The new Italian Anti-Mafia Code (3 out of 3)

“Corrotti” like Mafiosi   By Francesco Clementucci  Published on Tuesday April 10, 2018   Third parties in good faith enjoy better protection: The rights of third parties resulting from acts in good faith prior to the seizure are guaranteed. The court administrator can be authorized to pay immediately « strategic creditors » for the benefit of business continuity. The protection of third-party creditors is further regulated in terms of applications for credit, timing of verification and auditing hearing as well as for the possible sale of confiscated assets in order to satisfy eligible...

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