Formation: 1 January 2010
Legal basis: Anti-Corruption Law (2016 Revision) (the “Law”)
The Law gives effect to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The Law covers a broad range of local corruption offences by public officials, private individuals and entities. It extends to bribery of foreign public officials outside the Cayman Islands. Offences under the Law are extraditable.
The mission of the Anti-Corruption Commission is "To enhance the stability, prosperity and reputation of the Cayman Islands by sustaining the confidence and trust of the community in the integrity and good governance of its government and public institutions through fighting corruption with just, fair and effective investigations."
The Commission is responsible for the administration of the Law and shall:
The Governor has broad powers of oversight over the work of the Commission and may give to the Commission directions as to the policy to be followed in the exercise and performance of its functions. To date, the Governor has not issued any such directions. The Commission may, after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions, issue guidelines setting out:
To date, the Commission has issued the form for making a report as set out in Appendix 2 of the Corruption Reporting Procedure. It is currently preparing a detailed policy and procedures manual.
The following persons were appointed to the Commission on 15 August 2016*:-
The Commission is supported by the Commissions Secretariat comprising a Manager, Senior Investigator, Investigators, Administrator/Analysts, Office Administrator, and a Trainee Investigator. Appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure the security and confidentiality of the Commission’s work and records.
*W. Norman Bodden, OBE was also appointed on 15 August 2016 for a two year term but resigned effective 13 July 2017.
Read the ACC Fact Sheet here.