Several countries have adopted laws or proposed legislation to allow for the settlement of an organisation’s criminal prosecution for corruption if the organisation meets certain conditions and agrees to an alternative settlement by which the company pays a penalty and is subject to other conditions. In Canada, these settlements are known as Remediation Agreements; elsewhere they are termed Deferred Prosecution Agreements.

In this paper, Kathleen Roussel (the Director of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada), Todd Foglesong (Lecturer and Fellow- in-Residence at the University of Toronto) and Tom Andreopoulos (General Counsel at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada) analyse the Canadian experience to outline five components of a strategy for managing challenges that animate debates about the value of such settlements.

Part of the Chandler Papers. Read more about the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption.