The Progressing Proposal for An International Anti-Corruption Court

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Mark L. Wolf, Richard J. Goldstone, and Robert I. Rotberg

Judge Mark L. Wolf is a Senior United States District Judge in the District of Massachusetts. He is also the Chair of Integrity Initiatives International. In 2014, the Brookings Institution and The Washington Post published his articles advocating the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court. In 2016, Judge Wolf and colleagues founded Integrity Initiatives International, the mission of which is to strengthen the enforcement of criminal laws against corrupt national leaders. In 2018, he published an essay “The World Needs an International Anti-Corruption Court” in a Dædalus issue on “Anticorruption: How to Beat Back Political & Corporate Graft.”

Justice Richard Goldstone is the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He is a Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, to which he was appointed by Nelson Mandela in 1994. Justice Goldstone is a Vice-Chair of Integrity Initiatives International. He was elected an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999.

Professor Robert I. Rotberg is President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation, Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Intrastate Conflict, and a Vice-Chair of Integrity Initiatives International. Among his books are The Corruption Cure (2017), Anticorruption (2020), and Overcoming the Oppressors (2022). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of the Co-Chair of the Campaign for the IACC Maja Groff, their colleague on the Board of Integrity Initiatives International Emil Bolongaita, and present and former members of the staff of Integrity Initiatives International Bethany Adam, Maddie Boots, Ian Lynch, Marcis Revelins, and Taylor Whitsell.