Corruption and Misuse of Public Office

Corruption and Misuse of Public Office

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The law and practice relating to corruption and the misuse of public office is of increasing topical importance. The first edition of this book provided a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption as it had been shaped over recent years. This new edition covers all major developments since the publication of the first edition, including the Bribery Act 2010; the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; current revision and implementation of anti-corruption legislation in a number of important jurisdictions; and changes to the area of mutual legal assistance and civil recovery. Written by leading practitioners with extensive experience of handling corruption cases, the book provides a clear exposition of the current law. It examines the legal and practical issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of corruption cases and includes coverage of specialist areas such as recovering the proceeds of corruption, and whistleblowing. Corruption cases often span jurisdictions. This book enables practitioners to handle any aspect of a corruption case by providing them with detailed analysis of the international efforts to combat corruption, and the legal developments taking place in key jurisdictions and regions covered by UN, EU, OECD, the Commonwealth, and important regional initiatives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 936 pages
  • 165.1 x 248.92 x 55.88mm | 1,700.96g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199577277
  • 9780199577279
  • 1,019,593

Review quote

...a highly topical book...This worthwhile and valuable contemporary book is now the established work on corruption from the experts. Phillip Taylor MBE & Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers This book enables practitioners to handle any aspect of a corruption case by providing them with detailed analysis of the international efforts to combat corruption, and the legal developments taking place in key jurisdictions and regions covered by UN, EU, OECD, the Commonwealth, as well as important regions initiatives. Asad Jamal, Journal of Law and Social Research Corruption and other similar types of offences are pernicious in nature. In the present poor socio-economic climate, the emergence of resources to help in the fight against such types of actions is to be appreciated even more. This book is one of such resources. Its contribution to the legal understanding of corruption/bribery is immense. Rhonson Salim, Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Educationshow more

About Colin Nicholls

Colin Nicholls QC of 3 Raymond Buildings is a leading international criminal lawyer specializing in complex commercial crime cases including corruption, extradition, and war crimes. He acted for the defence in the Guinness case, Brent Walker, and BCCI, and gave evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Bribery Bill. He has been a part-time judge, and is Honorary Life President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Tim Daniel is a Litigation Partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP. He has extensive experience of major civil cases concerned with corruption and asset recovery, on which he has written and spoken widely. He is the former Honorary Treasurer of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, and is Honorary Joint Secretary of the British Branch of the International Law Association. Alan Bacarese is Head of Legal and Case Consultancy at the International Centre for Asset Recovery, Basel Institute on Governance. Professor John Hatchard is Professor at the Open University, School of Law and Vice-President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association. He has written widely on criminal law, human rights, and good governance issues.show more

Table of contents

PART I: CRIMINAL LAW; PART II: CONFISCATION AND RECOVERY OF ASSETS; PART III: INTEGRITY IN PUBLIC LIFE; PART IV: INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION INITIATIVES; PART V: CORRUPTION LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS; PART VI: THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY; APPENDICESshow more