To coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th, 2020, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) featured a virtual presentation by Part-Time Professors Noah Arshinoff (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) and Marc Tassé (Telfer School of Management, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) as part of its 2020 Knowledge Partner talks.
Professors Arshinoff and Tassé teach a course on anti-corruption law and have together written a white paper on some successful anti-corruption innovations and how they can be adapted through new ideas to re-imagine corporate accountability on a multilateral scale.
‘How do you hold an entity which only exists on paper accountable for a crime? While the goal of anti-corruption enforcement is in the promotion of good corporate behaviour prior to a criminal act taking place, most legal tools that exist are post-act resulting in restitution or remediation. Can a more imaginative and robust multilateral system encourage ex-ante compliance and good corporate behaviour on a global scale? Would embedding a binding dispute settlement body for cross-border corruption offences within the OECD Convention strengthen society’s trust in the global fight against corruption? This session dives into these topics and displays some of University of Ottawa’s research to date’ – excerpt from the report
The Knowledge Partner talks of the 2020 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum provide learning opportunities about the latest insights and initiatives of civil society organizations and academia, covering issues such as beneficial ownership, sovereign wealth funds, and ethical business regulation.
Their report titled Re-imagining Corporate Accountability on a multilateral scale is available online.