Private Remedies for Corruption

Towards an International Framework

Abiola O. Makinwa 9789490947545 | 1e druk, 2013


Despite significant developments in anti-corruption law and policy over the last twenty years, corruption still remains a deep and pressing problem. The profoundly negative consequences of corruption in a global world make the need for effective mechanisms to combat it particularly urgent. This book presents private remedies as a necessary next step in the fight against corruption. It is a welcome attempt to understand how the public role of the state and private actions by individuals intersect and complement each other in the fight against corruption. Taking a comparative and conceptual approach the author explores the potential of private remedies and explains how private law mechanisms can overcome some of the limitations of traditional criminal law approaches to fighting corruption. Drawing on provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption as well as models of private remedies from selected jurisdictions the author describes the current position of the law, but also looks to the future in her suggestions for an international framework for private remedies in the fight against corruption. Private Remedies for Corruption will be of interest to researchers of anti-corruption law and policy as well as government policy makers, international institutions, civil society and business organisations.


Academics and practitioners in law and criminologists


Abiola O. Makinwa is a lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. In 2010 she won the first Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law Young Talent Essay Award with an essay entitled ‘Future Thinking through the Prism of International Corruption’. Abiola is a member of the Expert Group on the Inclusion of International Fraud and Corruption in the Hague Utilities for Global Organizations (HUGO) project and has written several articles on private approaches to fighting corruption.


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