These are all reasons why Mr. Clayton would be wrong to lump the SFO – and by extension, the UK – with those countries he sees as falling short when it comes to tackling bribery and corruption.
But it would also be wrong to think the UK is the only nation taking a more aggressive approach to tackling bribery. Anti-corruption laws may vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but many countries are now working harder to combat bribery. Corruption has been made the subject of agreements from bodies as sizable and varied as the Council of Europe, the United Nations, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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