The High-Level Anti-Corruption Commission has approved a bill, drafted with technical advice from the FIIAPP, to punish companies for this type of illegal activity.
Seminario del programa EUROsociAL contra la corrupciónSeminar of the EUROsociAL anti-corruption programme
The High-Level Anti-Corruption Commission (CAN-Anticorrupción) in Peru approved a draft bill to regulate criminal responsibility of companies for corruption on 13 December. The initiative has been developed jointly with the private sector, represented by the Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (National Society of Industries (SNI) and the Confederación Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas (National Confederation of Private Business Associations – Confiep).
This bill apportions direct responsibility to the legal entities involved in corruption, sets fines and regulates mitigating and aggravating circumstances and sentencing criteria. It also includes a model for preventing crimes involving corruption within organisations.
Head of the Chamber, César Villanueva, who presided over the meeting during which the text was approved, has explained that once approved by the Council of Ministers, the bill will be presented to the Congress of the Republic, and that this initiative is an example of the “articulation route” which is being followed by the Executive Power along with the private sector to tackle corruption.
CAN coordinator Susana Silva Hasembank, thanked EUROsociAL for their support in this initiative. This collaboration was channelled through technical advice to CAN in drafting the legislation by Silvina Bacigalupo, a Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
These EUROsociAL activities are part of a programme entitled “Strengthening institutional and social coordination in the fight against corruption“, led by FIIAPP, whose operative partner is the Fundación CEDDET.