A new article by a member of our faculty has come to our attention. Here is the opening:
In December 2006, the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) closed an investigation into a case that has become a vexing test for the emerging international anti-corruption regime. The centerpiece of this regime is the Anti-Bribery Convention negotiated under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Convention—to which Britain is a party—requires the State Parties to outlaw overseas bribery. In closing the investigation into corruption involving a large defense procurement contract (dubbed Al Yamamah or “the dove”), the SFO and the Attorney General cited national security concerns.
Susan Rose-Ackerman and Benjamin
Billa, Treaties and National Security, 40 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. &
Pol. 437 (2008).
The NYU Journal of Law and Politics has more (the whole article :-)).