Mirroring Immunity Policies Abroad, Asia Follows Suit

Law360, New York (May 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following a crackdown by the United States on cartels in recent years, several countries in Asia are following suit. Clemency policies, used by governments to entice whistleblowers to come forward with information about illegal activity in exchange for immunity from prosecution and fines, have been particularly successful in the U.S. Several Asian countries have taken note, introducing new immunity policies into their national laws or issuing amendments to existing leniency programs.

But although such policies mirror U.S. precedent by rewarding the first self-reporting participant, there are...
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