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As many countries around the world celebrate International Workers Day, it seems fitting to pause and reflect on the tragic collapse of the garment factory last week in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This, together with the factory fires in Dhaka late last … Continue reading

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The veteran mining executive Algy Cluff wrote to the FT last week in what was seen by some as the first salvo in an attempt revise (or even repeal) the Bribery Act. The prompt for Mr Cluff to put pen-to-paper … Continue reading

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A letter from our Director of Policy, Andrew Wilson, appeared in the Financial Times earlier this week dealing with the issue of natural resource transparency. As an organisation which works to promote the rule of law, we fully recognise the … Continue reading

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The Financial Times ran a hard-hitting editorial last week on proposed disclosure rules for natural resources firms. The editorial rightly highlights the merits of enhanced transparency in the extractive sector; but regrettably falls into the trap of framing industry concerns … Continue reading

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Last week, the International Development Committee published a report on ‘Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States’. The Committee examined the Department for International Development’s proposed increase in aid and development assistance to fragile and conflict affected states by 2015. … Continue reading

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The Financial Times carried news this morning that the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is to use his address to the CBI annual conference to toast the success of the Government’s commercial diplomacy strategy. If it is true that the new … Continue reading

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Richard Alderman, Director of the Serious Fraud Office dropped another clue yesterday about what “adequate procedures” might mean under the 2010 Bribery Act. The reference to checking tax calculations for evidence of bribery—as reported in today’s FT—seems to suggest that … Continue reading

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The long-awaited bribery legislation entered into force on July 1st. The Bribery Act is recognised as the strongest and most comprehensive anti-bribery legislation in the world. It will place the UK and British business at the frontlines of the fight … Continue reading

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The new Bribery Act strongly addresses the ‘supply side’ of bribery, by placing the onus on business not to pay bribes. However, we think that Government must do more to address the ‘demand side of bribery’ – that of extortion … Continue reading

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