Fighting Fraud and Corruption at the World Bank

A Critical Analysis of the Sanctions System

Authors: Manacorda, Stefano, Grasso, Costantino

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  • Presents the first comprehensive commentary on the Sanctions Board’s decisions
  • Pursues an innovative approach, consisting of a combined analysis of substantive and procedural legal questions, and of the judgments issued by the Sanctions Board
  • Offers an accurate and critical analysis of the most significant legal questions posed by the use of the sanctions system, and underlines its current lack of legal guarantees 
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This book focuses on the World Bank’s sanctions system, which is an innovative instrument of global governance implemented by the leading multilateral development bank in order to impose penalties on legal entities and individuals that are involved in Bank-financed projects. Although similar regimes have also been implemented by other regional multilateral development banks, the World Bank’s legal framework is currently the most comprehensive one.

The book offers a rich and detailed analysis of the sanctions system, presenting an in-depth examination of all the phases of its procedure with a special focus on key aspects such as the criteria for assigning liability to legal entities and corporate groups, as well as the World Bank’s jurisdictional reach over non-contractors. The book also explores the compatibility between the legal framework implemented by the Bank and the rule of law, the role of precedents, and the level of due process. It highlights the fact that the sanctions system is currently characterized by a lack of legal guarantees, and that there are compelling reasons for supporting the argument that due process safeguards should be applied to it in their entirety. To that end, the book conducts a thorough analysis of specific procedural aspects such as the right to a hearing, the right to evidence disclosure, the time limit regime, the standard of proof and shift of the burden of proof, the evidential value of a party’s silence, and the consistency and predictability of the World Bank’s sentencing practice. The study is conducted on the basis of a detailed and painstaking examination of the most relevant decisions taken by the Sanctions Board, providing the first-ever commentary on the World Bank’s case law.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £80.50
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Hardcover £101.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73823-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fighting Fraud and Corruption at the World Bank
Book Subtitle
A Critical Analysis of the Sanctions System
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73824-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73824-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73823-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 172
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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