UC Law Professor New Zealand author on foreign bribery report

14 October 2020

New report on foreign bribery describes New Zealand as having ‘limited enforcement’. UC Law Professor John Hopkins is the author of the New Zealand report as part of Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OCED Anti-Bribery Convention.

  • Professor John Hopkins

"Although domestic corruption in New Zealand appears low, we really need to lift our game in the way we respond to the threat of international corruption. The combination of an excellent reputation coupled with lax enforcement of foreign bribery is an extremely dangerous one. Organised crime and corrupt entities may see New Zealand a soft target for legitimising their activities," says Professor Hopkins.

See the Exporting Corruption Report

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UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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