In an effort to crack down on global corruption, some are advocating an international anti-corruption court. This is a bad idea.
“Among other problems, it would not address widespread and deeply entrenched petty corruption, would prove ineffective in cases of true impunity, and arguably would trivialize genocide and war crimes by equating them with theft and abuse of power,” Heritage Foundation experts Brett D. Schaefer, Steven Groves, and James M. Roberts explain in a new report.
Transparency International defines corruption as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” The map above makes clear that corruption is a serious issue world-wide. But an international solution would threaten American sovereignty and do little to solve the underlying problem.