Anticorruption courts work well in many nations
Raise your hand if your country has an anti-corruption court?
There aren’t many — only around 20 countries in the world have the specialized institution, which is meant to provide a fast and independent judicial track for corruption cases in nations whose justice systems have been compromised by graft.
And that’s what President Petro Poroshenko asked a room of assembled foreign dignitaries and investors at the annual Yalta European Strategy conference in Kyiv on Sept. 15.
He then started to list countries like Kenya and Uganda, implying that the system has been ineffective there.
“Where do anti-corruption courts exist? In
Indonesia's former Constitutional Court chief justice listens during his trial in Jakarta on Feb. 20, 2014, where he faced charges of bribery and money laundering in connection with disputed local elections. Kyiv advocates of a specialized anti-corruption court point to Indonesia as a success story, where a separate court managed to jail numerous top officials for corruption. (AFP)