Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 11, No 1 (2019)

Grand Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa and Feasibility of Establishing International Anti-Corruption Court

Gafar Idowu Ayodeji, Ariyo Andrew Tobi

Abstract


Grand corruption remains a devastating challenge in most part of the sub-Saharan Africa rendering developmental efforts continually negligible. Part of the explanations for this have been the domestic challenges of dysfunctional anti-corruption and legal institutions, most especially, the inability of these institutions to prosecute perpetrators effectually by allowing their trials to linger on. This paper examines some grounds on which the formation of International Anti-corruption Court (IACC) could be based to prosecute the past and future perpetrators. It submitted that given the global dimension of corrupt acts and the inability of sub-Saharan African countries to effectively tame this menace, beyond the criminalisation of corruption or regarding it as human rights issue by various international and regional legal instruments, the establishment of International Anti-corruption Court will intensify and make anti-corruption drive in sub-Saharan African countries more effective. The methodology adopted for the paper is qualitative and the gathered data from the secondary sources were subjected to content analysis.Keywords: grand corruption, international anti-corruption court, anti-corruption convention, sub-Saharan Africa

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