Why do we need an Anti-Corruption Court now
- Date: 24 October 12:00
- Location: Online event: link will be announced soon!
Why do we need to establish an International Anti-Corruption Court?
Grand corruption – the abuse of public power for private gain by a nation’s leaders – is increasingly recognized as a major international problem. Grand corruption is the abuse of high-level power that benefits the few at the expense of the many. It has a detrimental impact on the delivery of healthcare, public infrastructure, education, public trust and the tackling of urgent environmental issues. The 189 Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption are required to have laws criminalizing several forms of corruption, but in many places corrupt leaders control the police, the prosecutors, and the courts, ensuring impunity for their crimes. An International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) would provide a fair and effective forum for the prosecution and punishment of kleptocrats and their enablers; deter others tempted to follow their example; and recover, repatriate, and repurpose stolen funds for the victims of grand corruption. A growing coalition of governments and civil society supports the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) that could hold corrupt leaders and their co-conspirators accountable when national governments are unwilling or unable to do so.
During this session we will speak with Maja Groff (Co-Chair of the International Coordinating Committee for the IACC campaign), Slagjana Taseva (Chair of Transparency International Macedonia) and Wim Jansen (Director International Affairs at Municipality of the Hague) to understand what such a court would look like and why now is the perfect moment to make it happen.
Online event: link will be announced soon!