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Revamping Anticorruption Criminal Law – Strategies and Consequences

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864498

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 952 689,98

  • EU contribution

    € 1 952 689,98

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

Objective

Fighting transnational corporate corruption is today a global task, resulting in an increase in criminalisation. However, when it comes to law enforcement, prosecutors face major problems: fact-finding is hampered and gathering evidence from foreign jurisdictions by way of traditional mutual legal assistance is arduous, if not impossible. Despite these major difficulties, since 2000 the enforcement of anti-corruption norms has flourished, resulting in multi-jurisdictional criminal procedures. This change is due to the revamping of strategies in three major fields of law (substantive criminal law, procedural criminal law, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters), and the resulting cross-cutting dynamics. A hybrid model of corporate criminal justice has emerged, which was unthinkable in the past and still is in almost any other field of criminal justice. This heretofore insufficiently studied model has led to a new, opaque, and exclusive way of conducting criminal justice. RevACLAW’s ambitious objective is to provide a comprehensive conceptual framework for the study of revamping strategies, leading to a hybrid corporate criminal justice model, as well as the consequences resulting from such a mdoel. RevACLAW will focus on four jurisdictions (France, Switzerland, USA, and the UK), and its objectives are the following: (A) unveiling the revamping strategies and how they interact in the three fields of law mentioned, and conceptualising this new way of conducting justice as a social practice, (B) delivering both a theoretical and empirical analysis of the accessibility of the resulting settlements, and (C) analysing case-making and the occurring narratives of corporate corruption and anticorruption law enforcement. These objectives will be achieved by a novel interdisciplinary approach, including both legal and empirical research. This project will impact the fields of legal theory as well as the study of law and society with regard to a present-day phenomenon.
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Host institution

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Address

Faubourg De L'Hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 952 689,98

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 952 689,98

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864498

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 952 689,98

  • EU contribution

    € 1 952 689,98

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland