26/04/2019 – The OECD Working Group on Bribery has repeatedly advisable since 2012 that Russia rectify key legislative deficiencies with a view to adjust to the Conference on Combating the Bribery of Overseas Public Officers in Worldwide Enterprise Transactions (Anti-Bribery Conference). Russia should additionally improve overseas bribery enforcement, having failed to research or prosecute a case involving the bribery of overseas public officers within the seven years since ratifying the Anti-Bribery Conference.
On 18-19 April 2019, an OECD Working Group on Bribery high-level mission mentioned these severe points with senior Russian officers from the Ministry of Justice, Investigative Committee and Normal Prosecutors’ Workplace, Presidential Administration, Ministry of Financial Improvement and Ministry of Overseas Affairs in Moscow.
“We thank the Russian authorities for his or her cooperation and be aware that Russia may play an essential position within the international combat towards overseas bribery,” mentioned Drago Kos, Chair of the Working Group on Bribery. “However to do that, Russia should focus its instant efforts on filling within the authorized gaps recognized by the Working Group, and stepping up the investigation and prosecution of alleged circumstances of overseas bribery. Inter-agency cooperation within the combat towards corruption is also improved. Due to this fact, we welcome the initiative of the Russian authorities to arrange a multi-agency process pressure led by the Ministry of Justice to strengthen enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Conference.”
The Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Alexander Konovalov, burdened that Russia takes its worldwide commitments severely, together with the suggestions of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, and has taken varied steps to implement the remaining suggestions. Minister Konovalov highlighted the adoption of latest legal guidelines, the submission of draft legal guidelines to the State Duma, in addition to a current Supreme Court docket resolution with implications for the combat towards overseas bribery.
The Working Group on Bribery – made up of the 36 OECD Member international locations plus Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Russia and South Africa – contains the Events to the Anti-Bribery Conference. The Working Group determined to ship a high-level mission to Russia to satisfy Ministers and senior officers, and to additional interact with the Russian authorities to induce them to take the required steps to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Conference. The high-level mission was led by Drago Kos, Chair of the Working Group, and included specialists from Austria, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and the USA, together with members of the OECD Secretariat. The newest analysis of Russia befell in October 2013, and the outcomes of the high-level mission shall be mentioned by the Working Group at its subsequent assembly in June 2019.
For extra data on the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Conference in Russia, please go to http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/russia-oecdanti-briberyconvention.htm or contact Daisy Pelham of the OECD’s Anti-Corruption’s Division (+33 (0)1 45 24 90 81).
Working with over 100 international locations, the OECD is a worldwide coverage discussion board that promotes insurance policies to enhance the financial and social well-being of individuals all over the world.
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