The International Bar Association (IBA) recently launched an anti-corruption survey for the legal profession.
The aim is to gather data on the existence and effectiveness of anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering legislation at a global level.
The IBA is asking lawyers around the world to help it gather data to address the issue for the legal profession, adding that the survey takes less than ten minutes to complete.
The IBA says that it builds on the association’s work over the last two decades on the risks and challenges posed by corruption to the legal profession.
The survey aims to explore what is working and what has changed in terms of global regulations and best practices, as well as to elicit lawyers’ responses to the evolution of regulations designed to combat the transfer of illegal assets within their jurisdictions.
“This survey represents a new charge in our efforts to protect the rule of law from abuse of power and foreign bribery.” said Andrew Levine (co-chair of the IBA's Anti-Corruption Committee).
“It is paramount that the IBA, the profession’s global voice, leads the way in standing against corruption and the systems that enable it,” he concluded.