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  • Global Challenges

    Workshop: Integrated Solutions for Fighting Transnational Bribery in Asia

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    Transnational bribery has not to date been a priority in the fight against corruption in Asia. This is because the focus until now has understandably been on domestic corruption. However, with its fast growing markets, exports and foreign direct investment, international business transactions have been increasing exponentially in the Region. The economies of Asia are highly interconnected, and increasingly interconnected with economies globally. This means that the risks of transnational bribery in relation to those transactions are also increasing. Asia needs to urgently address these risks through several avenues, including the following three key areas: 1. Law enforcement; 2. Prevention and detection by the private sector; and 3. Awareness-raising and promotion of international anti-corruption standards by civil society.

    The Workshop on ‘Integrated Solutions for Fighting Transnational Bribery in Asia’ will canvass the challenges and successes of law enforcement, the private sector and civil socity in combating transnational bribery in Asia, including through a discussion on recent cases that have occurred in the Region. However, to a large extent, these efforts have been taken independently by the main stakeholders. The overall goal of the Workshop will be to involve the audience participants in finding ways in which law enforcement, the private sector and civil society can increase cooperation and collaboration to provide a more integrated approach to fighting transnational bribery in Asia.

    Moderator: Patrick Moulette, Head, Anti-Corruption Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

    Rapporteur: Christine Uriarte, General Counsel, Anti-Corruption Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

    Panelists:

    Andrew Boname, Chief of Party, East-West Management Institute Program on Rights and Justice (PRAJ); former Anti-Corruption Advisor for the American Bar Association, Asia Division

    Kathleen Hamann, Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

    Professor Pakdee Pothisiri, Commissioner, National Anti-Corruption Commission, Thailand

    Peter Rooke, Member, Advisory Council and Senior Adviser, International Group, Transparency International

    Christine Uriarte, General Counsel, Anti-Corruption Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

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