Expert group meeting on non-criminal liability for corruption
On May 2-3, the UNODC hosted an expert group meeting on civil and administrative liability for corruption. Anti-corruption practitioners from 20+ countries participated in the EGM.
Non-criminal liability is widely used to disgorge ill-gotten gains, compensate victims of corruption offenses, terminate corruption-tainted decisions, and, of course, punish both individuals and legal entities for corruption and violations of anti-corruption procedures.
Despite the widespread use of non-criminal tools, comparative studies of civil and administrative liability for corruption are still rare, and international cooperation in this field still encounters significant challenges.
At the EGM, participants described the legal and practical aspects of applying non-criminal liability in their respective countries, and discussed the draft analytical report being prepared by the UNODC on the topic.
Alexey Konov, director of the ACC, was co-moderating the event with the UNODC team.