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The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see whether the words have turned into action...

The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see who has kept to their word...

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Switzerland

77 per cent of the commitments were left inactive, despite the majority of the pledges being neither new nor ambitious.

Two of Switzerland’s complete pledges are around beneficial ownership transparency. Neither are new or ambitious. One is to ensure that law enforcement agencies have full, timely and effective access to beneficial ownership information, and the other is a commitment to the effective international exchange between law enforcement authorities of beneficial ownership information of companies and other legal persons and arrangements. There is no public evidence of Switzerland fulfilling their third beneficial ownership pledge, which was to fully implement the Financial Action Task Force’s standards on transparency of beneficial ownership information.

Switzerland’s commitment to participate in the International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre is also complete. Switzerland was involved in the design and development of the Centre, which was launched in July 2017, and will remain as observers.

COMPLETE
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5.3%
10.4%
UNDERWAY
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13.3%
OVERDUE
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20%
INACTIVE
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23%
COMPLETE
These pledges have been completed and are no longer running
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre
Law Enforcement Switzerland

We will actively participate in efforts to establish a new International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre to complement and help draw together existing structures with a view to streamlining and focusing international cooperation in cases of grand corruption with international dimensions.

EVIDENCE
Access to International Law Enforcement
Beneficial Ownership Switzerland

We commit to the effective international exchange between law enforcement authorities of beneficial ownership information of companies and other legal persons and arrangements on a case-by-case basis.

EVIDENCE
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement
Beneficial Ownership Switzerland

We commit to ensuring that law enforcement agencies have full, timely and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal persons registered within our jurisdiction, particularly by ensuring that companies are represented by an administrator or director domiciled in Switzerland

EVIDENCE
ONGOING
THERE ARE NO ONGOING PLEDGES
UNDERWAY
These pledges are underway and on target
Legislation
Anti-Money Laundering Switzerland

We commit to applying an equivalent AML/CFT legal framework and supervision to financial intermediation both in the financial and non-financial sectors.

OVERDUE
THERE ARE NO OVERDUE PLEDGES
INACTIVE
These pledges are are inactive and not making any progress
UNCAC Review Mechanism
International Anti-Corruption Architecture Switzerland

We will work with others countries, civil society and international organisations to increase transparency and inclusivity in the review mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, including the publication of our peer reviews, and support accelerated implementation of its provisions.

Practitioner Partnerships
Training and Assistance Switzerland

We will participate in the launch of a practitioner partnership on institutional integrity, coordinated by the OECD.

Legislation
Asset Recovery Switzerland

We commit to strengthen asset recovery legislation, including through administrative freezes and non-conviction based confiscation powers.

International Sport Integrity Partnership
Sports Switzerland

We will join the International Sport Integrity Partnership.

Information Sharing
Anti-Money Laundering Switzerland

We commit to strengthening public-private coordination mechanisms bringing together governments, law enforcement, regulators and the financial and nonfinancial sectors to detect, prevent and disrupt money laundering linked to corruption.

Information collection, sharing, availability
Beneficial Ownership Switzerland

We commit to fully implementing the FATF standards on transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and arrangements and have taken legislative measures to this effect which entered into force on 1 January 2016. 

IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation
Tax Switzerland

We commit to undertake regular updates of the IMF Fiscal Transparency Assessment

Debarment Database
Public Procurement Switzerland

We commit to exploring ways of establishing central databases of companies with final convictions

Corrupt Bidders
Public Procurement Switzerland

We commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders.

Compensation
Asset Recovery Switzerland

We will engage in the development of common principles governing the payment of compensation to the countries affected, to ensure that such payments are made safely, fairly and in a transparent manner.

Commodities Trading Transparency
Natural Resources Switzerland

We commit to work with relevant stakeholders to enhance company disclosure (regarding payments to governments for the sale of oil, gas and minerals), complementing ongoing work within the EITI. We will explore the scope for a common global reporting standard, and work with relevant stakeholders to build a common understanding and strengthen the evidence for transparency in this area. · We welcome voluntary disclosures through EITI reporting and by some major companies regarding payments to governments for the sale of oil, gas and minerals. · We welcome the new 2016 EITI Standard, in particular the requirements on beneficial ownership and the sale of the state’s share of production.

Accountable Repatriation
Asset Recovery Switzerland

We commit to engaging in the development of internationally endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets.

Accountable Repatriation
Asset Recovery Switzerland

We commit to engaging in the development of internationally-endorsed guidelines for the efficient recovery of stolen assets.