Every year, ever more companies and their employees across the world are prosecuted for bribery in international business transactions by the U.S. law enforcement authorities. These investigations are often used with the aim to not only counter corruption but also as a means of international competition. The ways to mitigate these risks have been discussed in a round table hosted by the Higher School of Economics Universit. The keynote speaker of the event was Mr. Frédérique Pierucci, a former top manager of the French company Alstom, who had been arrested and served a long-term imprisonment in the United States and, after his release, made considerable efforts to improve the French anti-corruption legislation.
Research on systematization of laws, anti-corruption regulation of corporate activities, corruption in sport and procurement, forfeiture of property of third parties and fiduciary management, creation of the first online courses in the Russian language for the International Anti-Corruption Academy, development of the Anti-Corruption Portal and digital databases of case law are the key outcomes of the activities of the Anti-Corruption Centre of the Higher School of Economics University in 2021.
In the course of the 9th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, UNODC released the Global Report on Corruption in Sport.
The webinars held on December 2nd and 6th were focused on law enforcement practice and case law in the areas of asset and income disclosure and conflict-of-interest management.
The ACC Director took part in two events on the fight against corruption at the regional level.
In November 2021, the ACC held a series of webinars on the fight against corruption in the organisations of the public and private sectors with the participation of the Directorate for the Oversight of Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Legislation of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation and experts of the International Anti-Corruption Academy.
The ACC experts took part in the scientific and research activities aimed at preventing corruption in shaping the Investment Programme of the Republic of Uzbekistan.