Treaty Double Jeopardy: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the FCPA

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Michael P. Van Alstine

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article explores the possibility of "double jeopardy" protection arising from an international treaty. In specific, it examines whether, either as a matter of general principle or from the treaty's express provisions, the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials protects a defendant from multiple or successive prosecutions under our domestic Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Keywords: bribery, dual sovereignty, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Suggested Citation

Van Alstine, Michael P., Treaty Double Jeopardy: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the FCPA (2012). Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 73, No. 5, p. 1321, 2012, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202177

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