Afghanistan – Procurement Law 2008

Afghanistan passed its legislation governing procurement in 2008 with certain amendments being brought in 2009.

The purposes of this Law are as stated: – ensuring transparency in procurement proceedings; – [to have] effective control of financial affairs and public expenditure; – ensuring economy [best value for money] in the procurement of goods, works and services; – providing tendering opportunities for participation to all eligible bidders in procurement proceedings.

Australia- Criminal Code Act, 1995

The criminal code of Australia deals with offences related to bribery and the punishments prescribed thereto in chapter 7.

Bangladesh-Anti-corruption Commission Act, 2004

Feeling the need of a commission to prevent corruption and other corrupt practices in the country and to conduct inquiry and investigation for other specific offences and to enact other relevant matters, government of Bangladesh enacted the law in 2004.

Bhutan-Anti-corruption Act 2006

The Government of Bhutan too has established an anti-corruption commission which adjudicates upon the corruption matters in their country.

Canada-Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act 1998

The Act defines and provides punishment for corrupt practices by Foreign public officials.

Crimes Act 1914 – Australia – Compilation No. 108

This is a compilation of the Crimes Act 1914 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 8 October 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 8 October 2015

Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002- Complication no.8

This is a compilation of the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 June 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 5 June 2015.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – Compilation No. 41

This is a compilation of the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 June 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 5 June 2015.

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

This rule is the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.I, MATHIAS HUBERT PAUL CORMANN, Minister for Finance, make the following rule under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Introduction to anti-corruption law and policy in Australia

Address by John McMillan to an Anti-Corruption Seminar, China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program, Tianjin, China, 26-27 May 2008.Corruption can take many forms and enter a system in many ways. The corruption incident may be isolated and small in scale – examples include a government official awarding a contract to a friend, granting a licence in exchange for a bribe, disclosing confidential information, falsifying a record, or turning a blind eye to a criminal breach. At the other extreme, corruption can occur on a grand scale that is continuing and that causes great economic and social damage – examples include police protection of drug importation or illegal gambling, or persistent bribery of local government planning officials to approve land rezoning and building construction

Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act – Canada

An Act respecting the corruption of foreign public officials and the implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Criminal Law Convention on Corruption – European Union

Convinced of the need to pursue, as a matter of priority, a common criminal policy aimed at the protection of society against corruption, including the adoption of appropriate legislation and preventive measures; Emphasizing that corruption threatens the rule of law, democracy and human rights, undermines good governance, fairness and social justice, distorts competition, hinders economic development and endangers the stability of democratic institutions and the moral foundations of society;Believing that an effective fight against corruption requires increased, rapid and well functioning international co-operation in criminal matters.

Act on Regulatory Offences – Germany

Act on Regulatory Offences in the version published on 19 February 1987 (Federal Law Gazette [Bundesgesetzblatt] I p. 602), last amended by Article 4 para. 58 of the Act of 7 August 2013 I 3154.A regulatory offence shall be an unlawful and reprehensible act, constituting the factual elements set forth in a statute that enables the act to be sanctioned by imposition of a regulatory fine. An act that is subject to a regulatory fine shall be deemed to be an unlawful act, which constitutes the factual elements set forth in a statute within the meaning of subsection 1 even if it is not committed in a reprehensible manner.

German Criminal Code

Criminal Code in the version promulgated on 13 November 1998, Federal Law Gazette [Bundesgesetzblatt] I p. 3322, last amended by Article 1 of the Law of 24 September 2013, Federal Law Gazette I p. 3671 and with the text of Article 6(18) of the Law of 10 October 2013, Federal Law Gazette I p 3799.

National Public Service Ethics Act (Act No. 129 of 1999) – Japan

This English translation of the National Public Service Ethics Act has been prepared ( up to the revisions of Act No. 102 of 2005 (Effective October 1, 2007)) in compliance with the Standard Bilingual Dictionary (March 2007 edition). This is an unofficial translation. Only the original Japanese texts of laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations.

Penal Code (Act No.45 of 1907) – Japan

This English translation of the Penal Code has been prepared (up to the revisions of Act No. 36 of 2006(Effective May 28, 2006)) in compliance with the Standard Bilingual Dictionary (March 2006 edition).This is an unofficial translation. Only the original Japanese texts of laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations.The Government of Japan shall not be responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material provided in this Website, or for any consequence resulting from use of the information in this Westside. For all purposes of interpreting and applying law to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult the original Japanese texts published in the Official Gazette.

Unfair Competition Prevention Law (No. 47 of May 19, 1993, as last amended on April 23, 1999)

The purpose of this Law is to provide measures for inter alia the prevention of unfair competition and compensation for damages from unfair competition, in order to ensure fair competition among business entities and the full implementation of international agreements related thereto, and thereby to contribute to the sound development of the national economy.

The Prevention of Corruption Act, 2059 (2002 A.D) – Nepal

This Act may be called the “Prevention of Corruption Act, 2059 (2002 A.D.).” It shall be extended throughout the Kingdom of Nepal and applicable to all Nepalese citizens, public servants residing anywhere outside the Kingdom of Nepal and to the non- Nepalese citizens residing in foreign countries having committed any act that may be deemed to be corruption under this Act.

General Civil Penal Code – Norway

The first part of this code is applicable to all criminal acts unless it is otherwise provided.The criminal legislation shall apply subject to such limitations as derived from any agreement, with a foreign State or from international law generally.

Convention on combating bribery of foreign public officials

Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions Adopted by the Negotiating Conference on 21 November 1997.Considering that bribery is a widespread phenomenon in international business transactions, including trade and investment, which raises serious moral and political concerns, undermines good governance and economic development, and distorts international competitive conditions

Public Procurement Regulation – Pakistan

A Procuring agency when engaged in procurement of works, shall use the standard form of bidding documents prescribed by the Pakistan Engineering Council constituted under the Pakistan Engineering Council Act, 1975 (V of 1976). A Procuring agency shall keep the following record of the procurement proceedings for at least five years from the date of completion of procurement of contract or rejection of all bids under rules 33 of the rules.

PPRA Procurement Code

Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) Pakistan, a body corporate was established in 2002 to regulate all procurement of goods, services and works in the public sector. Tasked to build and strengthen capacity, to develop a uniform, modern, transparent and cost effective public procurement system PPRA is also endowed with the responsibility to create standard, coherent and transparent set of rules, regulations and procedures.

Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002.

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority for regulating public procurement of goods, services and works in the public sector; WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of a Public Procurement Regulatory Authority for regulating procurement of goods, services and works in the public sector and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

Public Procurement Rules, 2004.

S.R.O. 432(I)/2004.- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (XXII of 2002), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules, namely.

Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China

The Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China, in its Chapter VIII contains provisions against bribery and there are certain provisions against bribery to be found in Chapter 2, 3, and 4.

Law of the People’s Republic of China Against Unfair Competition

This Law is formulated with a view to safeguarding the healthy development of socialist market economy, encouraging and protecting fair competition, repressing unfair competition acts, and protecting the lawful rights and interests of business operators and consumers

The Public Procurement Rules 2008 – Bangladesh

S,R,O No 21-Law/2008 |— In-exercise of powers conferred under section 70 of the Public Procurement Act, 2006 (Act 24 of 2006),

Russia’s Anticorruption Laws

Russia signed the UN Convention against Corruption on December 9, 2003, and Anticorruption Laws Legalink 2013 ratified it on May 9, 2006.1 Russia also joined the OECD Convention in 20122 and on May 4, 2011, amended its anti-bribery legislation to comply with the OECD Convention.3 Before the adoption of this law, however, Russia had other laws in place to combat corruption.

Preventing and combating of corrupt activities act 12 of 2004 – South Africa

To provide for the strengthening of measures and combat corruption and corrupt activities; to provide for the offence of corruption and offenses relating to corrupt activities;to provide for investigative measures in respect of corruption and related corrupt activities.

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation

This is an unofficial text of the financial intelligence centre act, 2001, the money laundering and terrorist financing control regulations and the exemptions in terms of the financial intelligence centre act

Companies Act 71 Of 2008 – South Africa

To provide for the incorporation, registration, organisation and management of companies, the capitalisation of profit companies, and the registration of offices of foreign companies carrying on business within the Republic; to define the relationships between companies and their respective shareholders or members and directors; to provide for equitable and efficient amalgamations, mergers and takeovers of companies.

Bribery Act – Sri Lanka

An act to provide for the prevention and punishment of bribery and to make consequential provisions relating to the operation of other written law.

Penal Code (Sri Lanka)

An ordinance to provide a general penal code for Sri Lanka.Every person shall be liable to punishment under this code, and not otherwise,for every act or omission committed wholly or partly within Sri Lanka.

Public Bodies – Prevention of Corruption

An ordinance to provide for the prevention and punishment of bribery and corruption of and by members of local authorities.

Penal code – Sweden

The Swedish Penal Code was adopted in 1962 and entered into force on 1 January 1965. It contains provisions on most of the acts that constitute crimes in Sweden. The provisions on other crimes are to be found in special legislation. It also contains general provisions on all crimes, the sanctions for crimes and the applicability of Swedish law

Bribery Act 2010 – United Kingdom

An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes.Be it by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same.

General Assembly resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003 – United Nations Convention

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 55/61 of 4 December 2000, in which it established an ad hoc committee for the negotiation of an effective international legal instrument against corruption and requested the Secretary-General to convene an intergovernmental open-ended expert group to examine and prepare draft terms of reference for the negotiation of such an instrument, and its resolution 55/188 of 20 December 2000, in which it invited the intergovernmental open-ended expert group to be convened pursuant to resolution 55/61 to examine the question of illegally transferred funds and the return of such funds to the countries of origin.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – United States

Every issuer of a security registered pursuant to section 78l of this title shall file with the Commission, in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Commission may prescribe as necessary or appropriate for the proper protection of investors and to insure fair dealing in the security.