Can justice be achieved through settlements?

Filed under - Private sector

Policy position published 28 July 2015
Image of publication cover

Settlements can provide an important channel to hold companies to account for wrongdoings and resolve foreign bribery and other cases without resorting to a full trial (civil or criminal), or contested administrative proceeding. Yet, their deterrent effect can be questionable if they are not transparent, and do not provide effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions and if there is no judicial process. Finally, there should be reparations for the victims of the offence.

Download the report

Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Private sector   
Tags - Banking Scandal   |   Forex probe   |   Settlements   

True stories

Corruption Clinic

Established to increase health access for Zimbabwe’s poor and vulnerable, clinics like these are supposed to offer a range of free services to ...Read the story

No shelter

Following a devastating cyclone, Khadija thought she was one of the lucky few when the government selected her to receive a storm-resistant new ...Read the story