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Work on draft treaty for specialised global corruption court commences

At the end of the summer, work got under way to draft the core principles for a treaty to create an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC).

This is the latest development in the global momentum to establish a specialised international corruption court.

However, in view of the fact that an International Criminal Court (ICC) already exists, together with long-standing treaties against international corruption, the need for an IACC might be questioned.

In this article for FT Adviser, Maria Cronin, Craig Hogg and Charlotte Dormon review how things have progressed so far, the limits of the ICC and how an IACC would plug the gaps, any advantages it would afford and what comes next.