This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. It is also designed as a resource tool for all persons working in the anti-corruption field. The book is issued under a creative commons license and can be used for free in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combatting corruption – mainly in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Bribery of Foreign Officials Convention (OECD Convention). The laws of the United States and United Kingdom are then set out as examples of how those Convention standards and requirements are met in two influential jurisdictions. Finally, the law of Canada is set out. Thus, a professor from Africa, Australia, New Zealand or English speaking countries in Asia and Europe has a nearly complete coursebook – for example, that professor can delete the Canadian sections of this book and insert the law and practices of his or her home country in their place. While primarily directed to a law school course on global corruption, this book will be of interest and use to professors teaching courses on corruption from other academic disciplines and to lawyers and other anti-corruption practitioners.

This fourth edition marks the transformation of Global Corruption: Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice from a single-authored work to a collectively authored one. The book introduces 15 anti-corruption experts as authors and co-authors of various chapters. The edition also contains two new chapters entitled Collective Action (Chapter 15) and The Role of NGOs (Chapter 16). Many new and emerging corruption topics are introduced into the updated, fourth edition.

Created as part of the UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), this book is a key resource for lawyers, public officials, and business persons of tomorrow on anti-corruption laws and strategies. ICCLR Senior Associate Gerry Ferguson of the University of Victoria Law Faculty has put together a model set of course materials for international use.

The Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute is pleased to be the web sponsor of this book.

To read the coursebook, please visit: Global Corruption – Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice (Volume 1 Fourth Edition)

Photo by Maksim Shutov on Unsplash.

Stay in Touch With Us