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Special courts for corruption cases

Experiences of establishing special corruption courts can be seen in Pakistan, Philippines and Kenya. International organisations have also recommended establishing courts devoted to corruption cases in other countries such as Nigeria, Romania, Morocco or Bangladesh. Their need and effectiveness has been debated over time. Some countries have used a unified general system with judges who have already acquired expertise in handling corruption cases. One of the risks associated with special corruption courts is their potential of being misused for political purposes, as it has been suggested in the case of the Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau.

6 October 2003
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Special courts for corruption cases

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Hakobyan, A. (2003) Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer 2003)

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Anna Hakobyan


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