Mark Pieth – Switzerland

Linked with Basel Institute on Governance, with Der Schmiergeldjäger Mark Pieth und die verbotenen Geschäfte mit Saddam.

Prof. Dr. iur. Mark Pieth (born 1953) is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Read: OECD questions UK policing of bribery, by Katherine Griffiths, City Correspondent, published 15/03/2007, The Telegraph UK: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has “serious concerns” about the UK’s axing of the investigation into alleged corruption by BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. The Paris-based organisation’s working party on bribery yesterday raised the possibility of “systemic” shortcomings in the British system on how corruption is policed and prosecuted. Mark Pieth, chairman of the anti-bribery group, said leaders such as Thabo Mbeki of South Africa had accused Britain, a signatory of the OECD’s anti-bribery convention, of double standards. By extension, the allegation hit the whole organisation, Mr Pieth said. “We look silly,” he said. (full text).

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Mark Pieth – Switzerland

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Since 1990 Prof. Pieth has been chairing the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions. He has published extensively in the field of economic and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, sanctioning and criminal procedure. He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel. From 2003 to 2005 he was Member of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme by the UN Secretary General. He has also assumed various presidencies and memberships of national commissions in Switzerland (President of the Expert Group of the National Research Programme on Violence and Organised Crime, Former President of the Federal Commission on Data Protection in the Medical Profession, Member of the Swiss Federal Gaming Commission, Member of the Consultative Commission to the Federal Administration of Finances on the Prevention of Money Laundering etc.). Mark Pieth co-founded the Basel Institute on Governance, of which he is Chairman of the Board. He has been a consultant to corporations, international organisations and foreign governments on issues related to governance, participates in the Wolfsberg AML Banking Initiative, as a facilitator and is Board Member of the World Economic Forum Partnering against Corruption Initiative PACI. (full text).

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Read: Independent Inquiry Committee into the UN Oil-for-Food-Programm: Notice of Closing of the Office of the Independent Inquiry Committee. This is to advise that the Office of the Independent Inquiry into the U.N. Oil-for-Food-Programme (”IIC”) will be closing its office effective December 31, 2006. For a period of two years (”transition period, the IIC will continue to have limited staff available to assist the United Nations with responding to request for assistance from law enforcement nd regulatory authorities. Any law enforcement or regulatory request for information or assistance relating to the IIC’s investigation made after December 11, 2006 should be made in accordance with “Procedures for Law Enforcement Requests for Access to ICC Documents and Information – Post December 31, 2006,” as posted on theIIC website , and directed to Mr. Nicolas Michel, UN, FAX no. 212 963 6430. Following the transition period IIC materials, not previously transferred to the UN, will be permanently transferred to the UN archives. Information relating to the IIC and its investigation will continue to be av ailable onour website. ( text). (See also their Homepage).

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A german-english link: Financial Cryptography.

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