The introduction of new corruption-related offences and sanctions in the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 has a significant impact on corporates and other organisations operating in Ireland.
Learners will obtain knowledge with respect of:
a) the key offences under the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018;
b) the distinction between active and passive corruption/trading in influence;
c) the risk of corporate liability where an employee, agent, subsidiary commits a corruption offence;
d) the corporate defence of taking "all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence in seeking to avoid the commission of the offence";
e) the extra-territorial effect of the Irish corruption regime; and
f) some practical recommendations that can be implemented at the corporate level.
The duration of this 3 part module is approximately 23 minutes. Each section is followed by a knowledge check and we have allocated 4 minutes to complete these. We have allocated up to 15 minutes for the assessment that follows the completed module.