The commitments are:

COMMITMENT : PREVENT CORRUPT BIDDERS FROM WINNING CONTRACTS


MILESTONE 21 : We commit to establishing accessible central databases of companies with final convictions.

Status: PENDING

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MILESTONE 22 : We commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders

Status: PENDING

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COMMITMENT : ASSET RECOVERY, ASSET RETURN AND TRANSPARENT MANAGEMENT OF RETURNED ASSETS


MILESTONE 23 : We commit to the strengthening of our asset recovery legislation, including through non-conviction based confiscation powers and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders

Status: PENDING

Evidence(s):

Notes: Crucial Proceeds of Crime Bill 2014 has not been passed into Law despite repeated assurances of political commitment. Unexplained Wealth Order is not being discussed at all. Non-conviction based approaches are present in the legal framework and are occasionally used despite the complaints from judges that the legislative provision is not clear.


MILESTONE 24 : We commit to developing internationally endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets.

Status: UNDERWAY

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Notes: The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has published a number of guidelines for anti-corruption agencies and judiciary on how to conduct final and interim forfeiture of assets. Crucially, guidelines on non-conviction based forfeitures have been also published. However, the PACAC is only an advisory committee with no authority to implement the guidelines. There has been a sharp increase in the volume of seized assets reported by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). There is however no independent review on the management of these forfeited assets.


COMMITMENT : PAYMENTS TO AFFECTED STATES AND VICTIMS OF CORRUPTION


MILESTONE 25 : We will develop common principles governing the payment of compensation to the countries affected, (including payments from foreign bribery cases) to ensure that such payments are made safely, fairly and in a transparent manner.

Status: PENDING

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