This Essay is written to outline the difficulties in establishing mechanisms for addressing multi-national criminal activities when those efforts continue to be frustrated by rampant public corruption. This Essay argues that the problems of public corruption are purposefully not addressed in the instruments which are intended to combat criminal activity. The Essay concludes that international efforts will continue to be frustrated until nations determine that they will not permit public corruption to void their efforts to better the lives of their populations and establish within the four corners of their agreements mechanisms for identifying, investigating, and sanctioning the corruption that undermines the goals of the agreements.
Charles S. Saphos,
Something Is Rotten in the State of Affairs Between Nations: The Difficulties of Establishing the Rule of International Criminal Law Because of Public Corruption,
19 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1947
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