Anti-Corruption Zone: Online Resources
There is a wealth of online material relating to anti-bribery and corruption both in the UK and overseas. Below are links to some of the most useful resources.
Serious Fraud Office
Charged with the investigation and prosecution of serious fraud and corruption where the suspected wrongdoing exceeds £1 million and/or there is a significant international dimension and/or the case is likely to be of widespread public concern. The SFO has primary responsibility for investigating and prosecuting overseas corruption.
The SFO has a confidential online reporting tool for reporting corruption. Reports can also be sent by email to: email@example.com
City of London Police's Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit
A dedicated team for investigating international corruption, including money laundering in the UK by corrupt politicians from developing countries, and bribery by UK businesses overseas.
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
SOCA is an intelligence-led agency with law enforcement powers and harm reduction responsibilities in respect of serious organised crime. It is sponsored by, but operationally independent from, the Home Office. SOCA is the agency to whom businesses in the regulated sector must (and others may) report suspicions of money laundering and has special investigative powers which can be used to investigate bribery offences. However, SOCA can only investigate suspected serious or complex fraud with the agreement of the SFO or if the SFO declines to act.
Financial Services Authority
An independent body that regulates the financial services industry in the UK.
BIS- Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
The BIS Anti-corruption Unit (ACU) provides guidance to UK business on bribery law and in managing the risks of international corruption.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
This is the key US anti-corruption legislation that criminalises the payment and/or false accounting of bribes to foreign public officials. It asserts jurisdiction over anyone in respect of such offences and where there is some link to others (however tenuous), or where the entity in question has securities listed on a US investment exchange. For more information, visit the Department of Justice’s website.
Transparency International is a global non-governmental anti-corruption organisation. It has more than 90 “chapters” worldwide, each tasked with fighting corruption on a national level. It also uses advocacy campaigns to lobby governments to implement anti-corruption reforms.
Transparency International Bribe Payers Index
The Index ranks 28 of the world’s wealthiest countries by the probability that a business in that country will bribe abroad.
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index
Ranks the perceived level of public sector corruption in 183 countries and territories around the world.
The World Bank
The Anti-corruption and Governance Thematic Group brings together people working across the World Bank on lending and non-lending activities relating to core anti-corruption and governance reform issues.
BRIBEline's purpose is to collect information about the official or quasi-official entities, governments, international organizations, security forces, state-owned enterprises, etc. around the world that solicit bribes.
United Nations Convention against Corruption
Global anti-bribery convention.
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