Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships Against Corruption: CEELI Promotes Effective Corporate Compliance Training
Public corruption must be addressed through private and corporate mechanisms, as well as through government action. To this end, in January 2019, the CEELI Institute again offered its unique curriculum designed to promote effective corporate compliance with relevant international anti-corruption standards. The program istargeted at individuals in transitioning countries who have responsibilities for advising their clients or employers on internal corporate compliance. CEELI recognized a growing demand for such training, particularly for practitioners in countries where corruption is still a major civil concern. In-house advisors are increasingly required to have detailed knowledge of relevant anticorruption statutes, as well as the broader international context in which multi-national corporations must now function. Avoiding corporate liability for corrupt practices is now critical to business operations, yet many lawyers in the region have had limited experience with international anti-corruption laws and with corporate compliance mechanisms. In designing this program, CEELI has again called on its exceptional roster of private-sector anti-corruption experts. This program examines various situations which present corruption risks, and explains how a good compliance program is a risk-reduction tool that can help manage corruption risks and reduce the likelihood of improper conduct and violations of law. Attention is given to the operation of well- known anti-corruption instruments, including the operation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Anti-Bribery Law and the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Based on the enthusiastic participant response, we look forward to continuing to offer making this program a regular component of our anti-corruption program offerings.