Bermuda: Overhaul of bribery and corruption laws
23 May 2016

A major overhaul of Bermuda’s laws on bribery, corruption and fraud has been unveiled by Attorney-General Trevor Moniz.

Mr Moniz told the House of Assembly that new legislation would be introduced to bring the island’s legislative framework governing the crimes up to date.

He maintained that significant gaps remained in Bermuda’s legislation and administrative practices relating to offences.

By enacting new legislation which is based on an international gold standard in the UK’s Bribery Act 2010, Bermuda is signalling to the rest of the world its serious intentions to meet and surpass the highest standards.   As in the UK, Bermuda’s corruption offences date back to the 19th century. The UK and other jurisdictions have since moved on, and it is important that Bermuda do so as well.

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