Globalisation has opened new avenues to corruption. Corrupt practices are proliferating not only within national borders but across different countries. Despite many national and international anti-corruption bodies and strategies, corruption far from being eradicated. There is an urgent global demand for a better understanding of corruption as a phenomenon and a thorough assessment of the existing regulatory remedies, towards the establishment of more effective (and possibly uniform) anti-corruption measures.
Our previous collection, Corruption in the Global Era (Routledge, 2019), analysed the causes, the sources, and the forms of manifestation of global corruption. An ideal continuation of that volume, this book moves from the analysis of the phenomenon of corruption to that of the regulatory remedies against corruption and for the promotion of integrity.
Corruption, Integrity and the Law provides a unique interdisciplinary assessment of the global anti-corruption legal framework. The collection gathers top experts in different fields of both the academic and the professional world – including criminal law, EU law, international law, competition law, corporate law and ethics. It analyses legal instruments adopted not only at a supranational level but also by different countries, in the attempt of establishing an interdisciplinary and comparative dialogue between theory and practice and between different
legal systems towards a better global promotion of integrity. This book will be of value to researchers, academics and students in the fields of law, criminology, sociology, economics, ethics as well as professionals – especially solicitors, barristers, businessmen and public servants.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introduction: the global anti-corruption framework;
1 The future of anti-corruption: towards a global system of prevention and justice;
Lorenzo Pasculli and Nicholas Ryder;
PART II: Criminal justice: international and national frameworks;
2 The fight against international corruption: a call for a global approach in corporate criminal liability law and procedure;
Maria Lucia di Bitonto and Gaetano Galluccio Mezio;
3 What role does competition law have to play in the prosecution of financial crime in the UK?;
4 The contrast to corruption in the Italian legal system between repression and prevention;
PART III: The escape from criminal law: deferred prosecutions agreements and financial sanctions;
5 Corruption, regulation and the law: the power not to prosecute under the UK Bribery Act 2010;
6 Justice deferred is Justice denied? The Jury’s out;
7 Deferred prosecution agreements and the restorative justice paradigm: justice restored or corporate cop out?;
8 Financial sanctions as a weapon for combatting grand corruption;
PART IV: Information as evidence: whistle-blowing;
9 Vulnerabilities, obstacles and risks in reporting financial crimes: conundrum of whistle-blowers;
Alison Lui and Umut Turksen;
10 Keep the canaries singing. Are whistle-blowers in Nigeria adequately protected?;
Alison Lui and Soji Apampa;
PART V: Information as integrity: bank secrecy and non-financial reporting;
11 ‘Follow-ing the money’ ten years on: transparency and the fight against banking secrecy;
Elena Blanco and Miguel Jose Arjona Sanchez;
12 Information, power, and the fight against tax havens;
13 The communication of non-financial information according to the Directive 2014/95/EU as an instrument for the promotion of corporate integrity in Europe;
Marco Cristiano Petrassi;
PART VI: Beyond ethical codes: reshaping culture and values;
14 The fight and prevention against corruption: the case of Switzerland and implications for Swiss firms with business activities abroad;
Giang Ly Isenring;
15 The practice of anticorruption and integrity of government. On the moral learning side of the story;
16 Ethical integration in EU Law: the prevailing normative theories in EGE opinions;
Matthias Pirs and Markus Frischhut;
Nicholas Ryder is a professor in Financial Crime, Head of Research and Head of the Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
Lorenzo Pasculli is Associate Head of School for Research at Coventry Law School and an associate of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity at Coventry University, UK. He is also a visiting professor at Nebrija University, Spain.