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OECD Anti-bribery Convention

The OECD Convention on the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, is the first legally binding international instrument that aims to curb the behaviour of corrupt MNCs operating overseas. Countries that have signed the Convention are required to put in place legislation that criminalises the act of bribing a foreign public official. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention. In the period  2003-2008, a team of experts will visit each country to assess compliance with the Convention.  

Argentina  Australia  Austria  Belgium  Brazil 
Bulgaria  Canada  Chile  Czech Republic  Denmark 
Finland  France  Germany  Greece  Hungary 
Iceland  Ireland  Italy  Japan  Korea 
Luxembourg  Mexico  Netherlands  New Zealand  Norway 
Poland  Portugal  Slovakia  Slovenia  Spain 
Sweden  Switzerland  Turkey  UK  USA 

Summary Schedule

Key OECD Convention Documents

Get Involved

Trade unionists and civil society organisations located in OECD countries are able to contribute by submitting evidence on what their governments should be doing better.

Trade unionists or civil society organisations located in developing or transitional countries can also contribute by passing on allegations of bribery involving either OECD MNCs, or OECD government financed projects.

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