From the Illegal to Legal Enrichment Through Decision of the Constitutional Court, Part II/II

From the Illegal to Legal Enrichment Through Decision of the Constitutional Court, Part II/II

Unfortunately, human positivist laws have the nature of multiple interpretations, if contrasted to clear physical /natural laws.  For example, if a human falls out of the tenth floor in a multistory building, then the consequence would be a fatality for the fallen person.  The living human will become a dead one and would be buried under the existing traditions in the respective area.  Even if the Constitutional Court of Ukraine admitted the gravity of victimized body as unconstitutional and that its gravity ceases to exist after the official publication of such decision, the dead cannot be resurrected.

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From the Illegal to Legal Enrichment Through Decision of the Constitutional Court, Part I/II

From the Illegal to Legal Enrichment  Through Decision of the Constitutional Court, Part I/II

Recently, Jonathan Sumption, the ex-judge of the Supreme Court in Great Britain (his nickname is “The Brain of Britain”), in his interview with the British magazine for lawyers “Counsel Magazine”, referring to future lawyers, said: "Do not read the law if you intend to practice it and you can afford a slightly longer path to qualification. Discover the culture first, if you can, and history. " That is, in the words of this respected lawyer, before learning the law and laws it would be worth learning the culture and history…

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Honesty and Corruption: What Social Psychology Knows and What Most of us Miss?

Honesty and Corruption: What Social Psychology Knows and What Most of us Miss?

In my previous post, I shared my views on contribution of culture towards promotion of compliance. Now I would like to elaborate on this topic further, and share with you the results of some social psychology theories and experiments together with my views on how it might contribute to promotion and development of ethics and compliance in our business and society.

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Transparency International Summer School on Integrity 2019

Transparency International Summer School on Integrity 2019

What is Transparency International School on Integrity?

Transparency International School on Integrity is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The upcoming School will take place during 8-14 July, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The School exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice.

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Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside

Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside

We continue a series of posts called “Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside”. These are the interviews with known professionals in the area of corporate ethics and compliance who share interesting aspects of their work, ideas, views and useful materials.

Our today’s guest is Ario Dehghani. He came to Ukraine from Germany…

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part III/III

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part III/III

In my previous posts, I have been musing about corruption and compliance in Sweden. Being impressed with what the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - the Institutet Mot Mutor (IMM) does in terms of promotion of compliance, I decided to ask Natali Phalén, the head of the IMM, to find out more about compliance culture in which the Swedish companies operate. Interested? Keep reading.

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part II/III

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part II/III

With this post, I would like to share what I have learned about corruption prevention in Sweden during my weeklong peer shadowing at the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - the Institutet Mot Mutor (IMM) in December 2018. It was a unique chance for me to see how anti-corruption system operates in Sweden, to develop my knowledge and expand a professional network in the anti-corruption area.

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Time Makes All the Difference: Price of One Letter, Part II/II

Time Makes All the Difference: Price of One Letter, Part II/II

In business, before starting any cooperation, it is necessary to carefully feel out the situation on many fronts. One option is to make sure that your potential partner is not under sanctions. After all, if s/he turns out to be, for example, on the list of the United States Department of State, the road to this country will be closed to your company. Cooperation with “offshore” firms can also tarnish your reputation a bit. And sometimes it happens that a bubble company, with which you have started cooperating out of negligence, after its disclosure, will drag you into a reputational pit too.

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