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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit

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Reports
Date:  6/7/2016 
Information available in Portuguese
Paragraphs: - Paragraphs VII Summit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Date:  11/30/2010 
Fighting Corruption:
Significant federal government initiatives to fight corruption include efforts to streamline Brazil’s anticorruption “transparency website” [Portal da Transparência] and the referral of two draft laws to the Brazilian Congress: Draft Law No. 6616/2009, imposing stiffer penalties for corruption-related crimes committed by high-level government authorities; and Draft Law No. 6826/2010, holding legal persons and entities liable for acts of corruption committed against Brazil as well as foreign governments.

Brazil currently chairs the Committee of Experts of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the Follow-Up Mechanism for its Implementation (MESICIC), as well as the Conference of the State Parties to the MESICIC, which underscores Brazil’s commitment to fighting corruption. Evaluation of MESICIC implementation is currently in the Third Round of Review.

In 1997, Brazil adopted the Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and enacted it into law in 2000. The Convention stipulates the obligation of its signatories to “take such measures as may be necessary to establish that it is a criminal offence under its law for any person intentionally tooffer, promise or give any undue pecuniary or other advantage, whether directly or through intermediaries, to a foreign public official, for that official or for a third party, in order that the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of official duties, in order to obtain or retain business or other improper advantage in the conduct of international business.”
Paragraphs: 80 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  11/29/2010 
Fighting Corruption:
Significant federal government initiatives to fight corruption include efforts to streamline Brazil’s anticorruption “transparency website” [Portal da Transparência] and the referral of two draft laws to the Brazilian Congress: Draft Law No. 6616/2009, imposing stiffer penalties for corruption-related crimes committed by high-level government authorities; and Draft Law No. 6826/2010, holding legal persons and entities liable for acts of corruption committed against Brazil as well as foreign governments.

Brazil currently chairs the Committee of Experts of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the Follow-Up Mechanism for its Implementation (MESICIC), as well as the Conference of the State Parties to the MESICIC, which underscores Brazil’s commitment to fighting corruption. Evaluation of MESICIC implementation is currently in the Third Round of Review.

In 1997, Brazil adopted the Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and enacted it into law in 2000. The Convention stipulates the obligation of its signatories to “take such measures as may be necessary to establish that it is a criminal offence under its law for any person intentionally tooffer, promise or give any undue pecuniary or other advantage, whether directly or through intermediaries, to a foreign public official, for that official or for a third party, in order that the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of official duties, in order to obtain or retain business or other improper advantage in the conduct of international business.”
Paragraphs: 81 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

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