BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION SPONSORS WORKSHOP ON U.K. BRIBERY ACT 2010
Attorney General, the Hon Adriel Brathwaite, will deliver an address at the opening session of a one day workshop on the UK Bribery Act 2010, which is being sponsored by the British High Commission. The workshop will take place at the Accra Beach Hotel, starting at 9.00 am. Also speaking will be Paul Brummell, British High Commissioner.
The workshop will be facilitated by leading British barrister Paul Garlick QC. Paul has served as the United Kingdom International Judge to the War Crimes Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. His legal practice covers the areas of commercial crime and financial regulatory work and he has particular expertise in corporate liability for criminal offences and international and cross-border crime.
The UK Bribery Act amended and reformed the UK criminal law, providing a modern legal framework to combat bribery in the UK and internationally. The scope of the law is extra-territorial. Under the Bribery Act, a relevant person or company can be prosecuted for the above crimes if the crimes are committed abroad.
The implementation of adequate procedures, the relationship between UK and US legislation and anti-corruption strategies in the Caribbean region will be among topics discussed.