With references to my research on extraterritorial enforcement of foreign anti-bribery law, providing an oral evidence in the context of the House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee. Effectiveness of the Act. A deferred prosecution agreement with a company is not, and cannot be, a substitute for the prosecution of any individuals involved in corrupt conduct.
Who is affected
UK, Ministry of Justice, businesses, compliance professionals
The importance of having a law of bribery which is clear, effective and robustly enforced is therefore not in doubt. As we explain in the following chapter, the applicable law in the United Kingdom has evolved over time and is now primarily contained in the Bribery Act 2010. However the task of the legislature is not just to make law, but to see whether major legislation it has enacted is having the effect it was designed to achieve. This is the work of House of Lords Committees doing post-legislative scrutiny.