International efforts to combat grand corruption have been inadequate and ineffective. Similar circumstances concerning genocide and other egregious abuses of human rights led to the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2002.
An International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), similar to the ICC or as part of it, should now be established to provide a forum for the criminal enforcement of the laws prohibiting grand corruption that exist in virtually every country, and the undertakings that are requirements of various treaties and international organisations.
The session will be presented by Mark L Wolf, Senior United States District Judge and the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mark previously received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for exceptional success in prosecuting public corruption in Massachusetts. Mark is currently the Chair of Integrity Initiatives International, which has been championing for the establishment of an international anti-corruption court to combat impunity in grand corruption. Mark is in Australia courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Australia.
Tim O’Loughlin, Professor of the Practice (Public Policy), Carnegie Mellon University, will be the master of ceremonies.
The Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC) was established in 2010 as a cross disciplinary centre to bring together ANU expertise in the study of corruption. Its prime focus is research, though it will develop capacity in teaching about corruption and corruption prevention, as well as undertake technical assistance.
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8 November 2017
CMU-A Torrens Building
220 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000.