24 February 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Liability of Legal Entities: A study of international practices and applications for Viet Nam


I received the following notice recently. SPD

The ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has received a request from UNDP/Viet Nam for a senior expert to conduct policy research on “Liability of Legal Entities: A study of international practices and applications for Viet Nam.” In order to analytically support the on-going process on amendment of the Penal Code, UNDP has commissioned this research study on international experiences using a comparative approach with emphasis on institutional and legislative analysis. The study will help identify good practices and lessons for Viet Nam to consider in its review of criminalization of corruption acts to supplement and/or revise in the amendment of the Penal Code, and to narrow the identified gap between Viet Nam’s AC legislation and the UNCAC.

The study seeks:

· to identify and analyze a set of Penal Codes that cover such as fraud, corruption and bribery committed by legal entities in a number of countries, as well as the institutional and legal environments where those Penal Codes take effect;
· to highlight successful and/or failing attributors to enforcing criminalization of liability of legal entities, and opportunities and/or challenges to the enforcement;
· to identify what measures are successfully implemented and the reasons for this implementation; and
· facilitate debates about what Viet Nam can learn from other countries when amending its Penal Code and on what conditions such amendments if any to include ‘Liability of Legal Entities’ in the legislation will work in the country when the revised Penal Code takes effect.

We would be most appreciative if you would review and determine whether you, anyone you know or any organization with which you are affiliated may have any knowledge of experts who might be good candidates. Serious candidates please contact me for further information and application requirements by March 6, 2014!

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