New Article

April 21, 2008

A new article by a member of our faculty has come to our attention.  Here is the opening:

In December 2006, the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) closed an investigation into a case that has become a vexing test for the emerging international anti-corruption regime. The centerpiece of this regime is the Anti-Bribery Convention negotiated under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Convention?to which Britain is a party?requires the State Parties to outlaw overseas bribery. In closing the investigation into corruption involving a large defense procurement contract (dubbed Al Yamamah or ?the dove?), the SFO and the Attorney General cited national security concerns.

 Susan Rose-Ackerman and Benjamin Billa, Treaties and National Security, 40 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 437 (2008).

 The NYU Journal of Law and Politics has more (the whole article :-)).


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