This Note argues that the Convention offers the most effective approach to combating corruption and that all states should sign and ratify it. Part I discusses corruption, explains its history and its harmful effects, and describes international organizations whose purposes and principles are directly opposed to the harm corruption is capable of perpetrating. Part II presents existing approaches to combating corruption. Part III argues that all states should adopt the OAS approach. This Note concludes that states can best combat corruption through the OAS approach because it offers the most comprehensive and, therefore, the most effective of the existing solutions.
Robert H. Sutton,
Controlling Corruption Through Collective Means: Advocating the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption,
20 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1427
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