DIRECTIVE 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

CHAPTER I – SCOPE, DEFINITIONS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROTECTION Article 1. Purpose The purpose of this Directive 2019/1937 is to enhance the enforcement of Union law and policies in specific areas by laying down common minimum standards providing for a high level of protection of persons reporting breaches of Union law. Article 2. Material scope 1. This Directive […]

Feedback questionnaire on bribery used as performance indicators for hospitals in Romania

The bribery report was created by Anti-Bribery Synergy based on the results of a survey done by the Romanian Health Ministry aiming to monitor the operational performances and to prevent bribery in public hospitals. The survey is publicly available at http://www.ms.ro/organizare/compartimentul-de-integritate-2/#tab-id-5 The report is based on answers within a feedback questionnaire provided by patients treated at 352 hospitals […]

Eurasian bribery cases

To bribe a president’s family member and not a public official in a specific public sector in Uzbekistan might not mean corrupt practices according to a Swedish District Court Read more about these bribery allegations … click here Public officials in Turkmenistan being accused of bribery and corruption in their management duties of supervision in important sectors of […]

ISO 37001 certification: 4 Ways it can help your Organization

ISO 37001 is an international standard developed by the ISO to oversee anti-bribery management systems. The objective of the standard was to “establish, implement, maintain and improve anti-bribery compliance programs”. Purpose The standard was developed to address the global concern, especially in the public sector regarding bribery. According to a report by OECD, over $1 trillion are paid […]

Corruption in the Healthcare Sector

The health sector is one of the areas that is particularly vulnerable to corruption, but relatively little is known about this subject. In this context, the Commission (Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs – DG Home) commissioned Ecorys to conduct an initial study on corruption in the healthcare sector (henceforth: SCH1) in 2012. The objectives of the SCH1 were […]

Corruption scandals around the world

Notebooks discovered with evidence of elaborate bribery involving public officials in Argentina For more information please visit http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-corruption-notebooks-scandal-in-66815/ Bribes for environmental clearance in Pune, India. For more information please visit http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-anatomy-of-a-bribery-scandal-47323/ Banking and the “Italian national” indictment For more information please visit http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-goldman-sachs-1mdb-scandal-the-15418/ Conspiracy to deceive regulators responsible for certifying compliance with emission standards For more information please […]

Steps in achieving ISO 37001 certification

Preparation for certification by the implementation of the ISO 37001 standard requirements Perform a gap analysis to identify existing policies and procedures and assess them against the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems requirements as well as applicable laws and regulations; Determine the certification scope, identify the relevant stakeholders and review their inputs Establish appropriate anti-bribery policies and procedures within […]

The whistleblowing directive

Whistleblowers play an essential role in exposing corruption and other wrongdoing that threatens public health and safety, financial integrity, human rights, the environment and the rule of law. By revealing such misdeeds, whistleblowers have helped save countless lives and billions in public funds. (Source: Transparency International) A new EU-wide directive could have a dramatic impact on the ability […]