CMS Law on 10th August published an article saying that India has recently passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018, which came into force on 26th July.  The Act significantly changes the legal landscape in relation to corruption offences in India and brings the legislation more in line with recent similar amendments to the bribery laws in the UK, Brazil and elsewhere. However, the Act still only criminalises public sector bribery; private sector bribery remains outside its scope.  The article provides the detail of the Act and the changes it makes.  The article describes the changes as a step forward, but raises a potential query about the requirement for governmental consent to the opening of any investigation of current or former public officials for requesting or accepting bribes which, it says, could allow for political interference.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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