Below are selected resources that may be useful in locating foreign anticorruption laws. For an introduction about researching foreign law (both in general and jurisdiction-specific), Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide.
- Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) (Georgetown Law only)
This multi-jurisdictional resource offers in-depth, practitioner-written summaries of anti-corruption regulations in 29 jurisdictions throughout the world. Begin by going to the Topics page and selecting the link for Anti-Bribery and Corruption, then select a jurisdiction or use the comparison tool to compare laws across multiple jurisdictions. Also available on Bloomberg Law and Lexis.
- Foreign Law Guide
Use this subscription database to identify primary law sources for jurisdictions outside the U.S. Content is organized by jurisdiction and by subject; for some of the jurisdictions covered, a subject category for Corruption, etc. will include references to major laws and resources for researching the topic (see e.g. France). Includes electronic links when available as well as citations to print sources.
- Council of Europe: Economic Crime and Cooperation Division
The Council of Europe is an international organization dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. This page includes links to treaties and other international legal standards drafted by the Council to fight corruption as well as technical papers and other publications. For information about ongoing anti-corruption initiatives, visit the website of GRECO, the Council’s Group of States Against Corruption.
- European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Homepage for the E.U. anti-fraud office. Includes press releases, reports about its activities, and information about E.U. fraud prevention programs. The E.U.’s EUR-Lex database also includes a page that summarizes E.U. anti-fraud and corruption legislation, and the European Commission maintains a page that gathers E.U. anti-corruption legislation and related materials.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Bribery & Corruption Resources
The OECD provides a forum for its 38 members states to share data and develop solutions to common problems, including corruption. Provides includes links to the following:
- Organization of American States (OAS): Actions Against Corruption
The OAS is a regional organization comprised of 35 member states from the Western Hemisphere. This page provides information about the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, a directory of national anti-corruption legislation arranged by topic, and related information.