Title: UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption

Authors: Paul Arnell, Diego Quiroz-Onate

Addresses: Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. ' Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Abstract: UK compliance with its international obligations in the area of bribery and corruption is in question. Recent domestic and international developments have brought this issue to the fore. This article addresses UK compliance. In doing so it highlights the multi-faceted nature of the obligations upon the UK and its wide-ranging responses. It is concluded that the UK is in general compliant with the particulars of international law but perhaps not with its spirit.

Keywords: bribery; corruption; compliance; international law; UK; United Kingdom; legal obligations; BAE Systems; litigation; Al Yamamah contracts; arms deals; Saudi Arabia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSE.2010.033355

International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2010 Vol.3 No.3, pp.183 - 212

Published online: 01 Jun 2010 *

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