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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Russia takes small steps to fight judicial graft

Although judges in Russia are generally immune from criminal prosecution, the law allows their prosecution for bribery. And each year, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation opens multiple criminal investigations against judges for alleged bribe taking, with some cases resulting in convictions and punishment.… Continue Reading

The corruption within us

Yang Hengjun is a China-born writer now based in Australia. His Chinese language blog is featured on major Chinese current affairs and international relations sites and his posts are read by millions.… Continue Reading

Armenia judges have price list for bribes

Armenia’s human rights ombudsman said bribery in the country’s courts is so common that judges use an unofficial price list for kickbacks.

Karen Andreasyan, left, an Armenian lawyer who headed the ombudsman team, said bribes can range from $500 to $50,000.… Continue Reading

U.K. Supremes dish on judicial corruption

The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Kapri v Government of Albania [2013] UKSC 48 highlights the issue of systemic corruption in some national judicial systems.

The only successful ground of appeal concerned the issue of whether extradition should be refused where there would be a flagrant denial of a fair trial by reason of a systemically corrupt judicial system.… Continue Reading

Corruption alleged inside Korea prosecutor’s office

In the latest of a series of scandals that have rocked the South Korea prosecutor’s office, a doctor is alleged to have paid about $92,000 to have his indictment quashed.

An investigation centers on the Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office and a 37-year-old prosecutor named Park who ‘allegedly introduced a suspect to a law firm his brother-in-law works for,’ according to the Korea Times.Continue Reading