Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Responding to Non-compliance with Laws and Regulations is an international ethics standard for auditors and other professional accountants. It sets out a first-of-its-kind framework to guide professional accountants in what actions to take in the public interest when they become aware of a potential illegal act, known as non-compliance with laws and regulations, or NOCLAR, committed by a client or employer.



Final Pronouncement

The standard is the result of an extensive six-year consultative process, including two Exposure Drafts, three global roundtables and extensive outreach to global stakeholders.
The standard came into effect on July 15, 2017.


Video Series: Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws & Regulations

IESBA Chairman & Member Q&As
What Accountants Need to Know about NOCLAR: Q&A with IESBA Deputy Chair Richard Fleck
An Overview of NOCLAR: Q&A with IESBA Chairman Dr. Stavros Thomadakis
What SMPs Need to Know about NOCLAR: Q&A with IESBA Member Brian Caswell
IESBA Consultative Advisory Group Q&As
How IESBA's NOCLAR Standard Can Enhance Corporate Governance: Q&A with Anne Molyneux, ICGN
Value of NOCLAR Standard to Accountants & Society: Q&A with IESBA CAG Chair Kristian Koktvedgaard
Importance of NOCLAR Obligations in Preventing & Detecting Bribery: Q&A with Lucy Elliott, OECD
What Investors Need to Know about NOCLAR: Q&A with Matt Waldron, CFA Institute

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