Treaty Double Jeopardy: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the FCPA
35 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2012
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
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