Gerry Ferguson releases free Global Corruption book through UN

Gerry Ferguson has released a new book through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime portal.

Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice has been specifically created by the author as part of the ACAD Initiative to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. This book is issued under a creative commons license and can be used for free in whole or in party for non-commercial purposes.

The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combating corruption – mainly in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Bribery of Foreign Officials Convention (OECD Convention). Then the laws of the United States and United Kingdom are set out as examples of how those Convention standards and requirements are met in two influential jurisdictions. Finally, the law of Canada is set out. While primarily directed to a law school course on global corruption, this book will be of interest and use to professors teaching courses on corruption from other academic disciplines and to lawyers and other anti-corruption practitioners.