Deferred prosecution agreements, plea bargaining, immunity programmes and corruption

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Published on 13 October 2017 as a TI Helpdesk answer
Can you provide some information on Transparency International policy and international good practice in relation to deferred prosecution agreements, immunity programmes and plea bargaining?

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Plea bargaining
  3. Deferred prosecution agreements
  4. Immunity and leniency programmes
  5. References

Summary

This brief explores the advantages and disadvantages of a number of legal tools commonly employed in cases related to the prosecution of corruption, including deferred prosecution agreements, immunity programmes and plea bargains. Whenever possible, the authors include country examples to illustrate the use of these tools, as well as best practices found in the literature.

Author(s): Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka and Marie Chêne, tihelpdesk@transparency.org
Reviewed by: Matthew Jenkins, Transparency International
Publication date: 13 October 2017
Number: 0

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Country / Territory - Brazil   |   Mexico   |   Nigeria   |   Turkey   |   United Kingdom   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Judiciary   |   Law enforcement   
Tags - Immunity   |   Settlements   |   Plea bargaining   

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