“MEPs to explore setting up a court to fight grand corruption” | European Parliament

In a press release by the European Parliament (EP) it is announced that MEPs on the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and invited experts on 20 March in a workshop will examine the idea of an International Anti-Corruption Court to tackle large-scale impunity.

I suppose this court will start with the corruption case in the EP itself.

The following guests are expected to address the Subcommittee:

  • Cedric Ryngaert, Professor of Public International Law of Utrecht University in the Netherlands;
  • Judge Mark Wolf, Chair of Integrity Initiatives International;
  • Juanita Olaya Garcia, Chair of the Working Group on Victims of Corruption at the UNCAC Coalition;
  • Juan Francisco Sandoval, former Head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Impunity in Guatemala.

See the full programme and meeting agenda.


Addition 20 March 2023
Ryngaert is the author of a briefing commissioned by the DROI Subcommittee, Towards an International Anti-Corruption Court? that covers familiar themes, like kleptocrats, asset recovery, evasion of constitutional safeguards by “investigative journalists and whistleblowers” that track crime, and the desires of pseudo-NGO Transparency International.

The briefing shows that there is international consensus on an international asset registry:

Going forward, the EU may now want to push for the adoption of a global financial registry, which logs financial instruments and their UBOs on a worldwide basis. Such a registry may eventually dismantle offshore havens which thrive on registering shell companies that hide their ultimate beneficiary owners (Alvaredo et al., 2018: 265; Zucman, 2014).

and that fundamental rights may be disrespected when it comes to fighting crime, since those disadvantaged by the proposed measures are not the criminals but decent citizens, as can be seen with the US FATCA law.

Over Ellen Timmer

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