Revamping Anticorruption Criminal Law – Strategies and Consequences (RevACLaw)

New approach to anti-corruption criminal law

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 864498; Budget: € 1.952.689).

Principal researcher
Prof. Dr. Nadja Capus, Faculty of Law, Neuchâtel University

Melody Bozinova, PhD candidate
Basilio Nunnari, PhD candidate
Dr. Hannah Brodersen, LL.M, Post-doc (2020-2022)

Transnational corporate corruption represents a rising criminal activity and a severe challenge for law enforcement prosecutors. Since 2000, anti-corruption norms have been increasing, leading to multi-jurisdictional criminal procedures due to the revamping of substantive criminal law, procedural criminal law and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Within this framework, a hybrid model of corporate criminal justice has emerged, leading to a non-transparent and exclusive form of conducting criminal justice. The EU-funded RevACLaw project aspires to provide an inclusive conceptual scheme for the study of revamping strategies leading to the hybrid corporate criminal justice model and assess the impacts of such a model. The project will focus on France, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, using an innovative interdisciplinary method.