On September 16, 2011 the Open Society Initiative in Washington DC released a report by IGLP Director David Kennedy and IGLP Academic Council Member Dan Danielsen on Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

This report examines the current efforts in Washington, D.C., to amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a law that forbids U.S.-based companies from bribing foreign officials.

Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act argues that these proposed amendments would create loopholes and exceptions so as to drastically alter the effectiveness of the FCPA in combating bribery.  Additionally, the report finds that these amendments would halt, and potentially reverse, the worldwide trend toward adoption and enforcement of anti-bribery measures, thus compromising the global fight against corruption.

You can read the full report HERE

Open Society Institute–Washington, D.C. focuses on civil liberties in the United States as well as other domestic and international policy issues including globalization, criminal justice reform, human rights, and women’s rights.