International Conference on INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES AGAINST CORRUPTION: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND CRIMINAL POLICY, Courmayeur Mont Blanc, 14 - 16 December 2012
14-12-2012 International Conference on INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES AGAINST CORRUPTION: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND CRIMINAL POLICY, Courmayeur Mont Blanc, 14 - 16 December 2012
The Conference focused on the analysis of the role of the public and private actors in criminal policy responses against political, administrative and economic corruption. In particular, the specific object of the Conference consisted in discussing compliances’ rules adopted by national and international corporations in order to tackle bribery, as well as their relevance in domestic criminal law systems. The Conference was divided into three sessions. The first session, starting from the United Nations Convention against Corruption, underlined the role of the private sector and the necessity to elaborate standard rules on international level. In the second session, international institutions illustrated emerging norms in fighting corruption, with a particular regard on controls and sanctions. The third session highlighted the role of compliance programs in domestic criminal law systems. Multinational companies, compliance officers and NGOs discussed together in the Round table, comparing their different experiences. To conclude, the main contents of an Anti-Bribery Compliance Model has been presented. The Conference constituted the occasion to present the results of a major research project, conducted by ISPAC under the supervision of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC and with the participation and support of ENI. Main object of the Research is the assessment of an Anti-Bribery Compliance Model. Its adoption should be recommended to multinational companies and at the same time States will be invited to assign relevance to it, when assessing the liability of corporations or when determining sentencing. Five academic institutions participate in the research project: the Università Cattolica del S.C. (Centro Studi “Federico Stella” sulla Giustizia penale e la politica criminale); the Collège de France (Équipe “Internormativités dans l’espace penal”); the Universidad Castilla-La Mancha (Instituto de Derecho Penal Europeo Internacional); the Northeastern University (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and the Università LUISS Guido Carli.