On September 2, the United States designated the chief prosecutor from the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as an ICC senior official, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List, the first exercise of sanctions under a June 11 executive order targeting the ICC due to its ongoing investigation of U.S.… Continue Reading
The arguments for prosecuting grand corruption at the International Criminal Court as a crime against humanity are persuasive.
The perpetrators of Grand Corruption are an A-List of kleptocrats who have pillaged their respective countries and their people of countless billions of dollars.
Mark L. Wolf, a federal judge in Massachusetts, says public corruption at the highest levels of government in many nations threatens global stability.
Judge Wolf, pictured, made the case for an international anti-corruption court at the 2014 World Forum on Governance, hosted by the Brookings Institute and Czech nonprofit Zaostřeno.… Continue Reading
Financial crime in its various manifestations is the principal reason many societies around the world remain impoverished and subjected to the most dehumanizing conditions. It seems therefore befitting that those found guilty of financial crimes such as the theft of public resources face the most stringent penal sanctions.… Continue Reading
Pundits, professors, and politicians in the West are debating whether corruption is a crime against humanity. But in India there’s no doubt about the answer. Yes, corruption violates human rights.… Continue Reading
The International Criminal Court in the Hague hasn’t been used against kleptocrats.
The Rome Statute that created the court extends to “crimes against humanity” but no one knows if that includes graft.… Continue Reading
The United States fights foreign kleptocrats through Proclamation 7750, by denying them and their families U.S. visas. And through Section 314(a) of the Patriot Act, which it can use to reach out to more than 25,000 financial institutions to find accounts and transactions of anyone who may be involved in laundering kleptocratic assets.… Continue Reading