19/10/2015 – The OECD Working Group on Bribery will release a review of Colombia’s efforts to fight foreign bribery on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 09.00 Bogota time/16.00 CET.
Journalists can request a copy under embargo by emailing Caroline Tourrier from the OECD’s Media Division. Embargoed copies will be sent on Tuesday 20 October.
Investigation, enforcement and prosecution are the main focus of the Working Group on Bribery’s current review of signatory countries. The issues these have raised include increasing awareness in the private and public sectors, holding companies liable for the crime of foreign bribery; sharing information across borders in foreign bribery investigations via mutual legal assistance; and ensuring that, as per the Convention, sanctions are “effective, proportionate, and dissuasive” and that countries can seize and confiscate bribes and the proceeds of bribery.
The first in-depth review of Colombia was released in December 2012. More information on Colombia and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is available at http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/colombia-oecdanti-briberyconvention.htm.
Information on the OECD’s work on anti-corruption can be found at : http://www.oecd.org/corruption/.
Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.