Ending corruption in Africa through United Nations inspections

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Evidence suggests that a lack of effective checks and balances against corruption undermines the rule of law, the protection of human rights and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. This article suggests the need for an international treaty to establish an African commission against corruption, involving United Nations inspectors to investigate and prosecute corruption. A range of evidence is reviewed suggesting that pressure from constituents as well as international organizations may be effective in compelling African leaders to sign this type of protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-650
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Affairs
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


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