Grand Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Feasibility of Establishing International Anti-Corruption Court


  • Gafar Idowu Ayodeji


grand corruption; international anti-corruption court; anti-corruption convention; sub- Saharan Africa


Grand corruption remains a devastating challenge in most part of the sub-Saharan Africa
rendering developmental efforts continually negligible. Part of the explanations for this have been the
domestic challenges of dysfunctional anti-corruption and legal institutions, most especially, the
inability of these institutions to prosecute perpetrators effectually by allowing their trials to linger on.
This paper examines some grounds on which the formation of International Anti-corruption Court
(IACC) could be based to prosecute the past and future perpetrators. It submitted that given the global
dimension of corrupt acts and the inability of sub-Saharan African countries to effectively tame this
menace, beyond the criminalisation of corruption or regarding it as human rights issue by various
international and regional legal instruments, the establishment of International Anti-corruption Court
will intensify and make anti-corruption drive in sub-Saharan African countries more effective. The
methodology adopted for the paper is qualitative and the gathered data from the secondary sources were
subjected to content analysis.