Bribery: Impact and Prevention

19 January 2010 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Ambassador Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Chair: Ambassador Dominic Martin, UK Permanent Representative to the OECD



The UK government has announced its intention to introduce new legislation to provide a comprehensive scheme of bribery offences, to equip prosecutors and courts to deal effectively with bribery at home and abroad. The Justice Secretary, in his role as Anti-Corruption Champion for the Government, and the Deputy Secretary General of the OECD will be speaking about the impact of bribery abroad and the UK's strategy for tackling it.