n African Security Review - Prosecution politics : recalibrating the role of prosecution within the anti-corruption agency agenda : feature

Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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It is the age of anti-corruption, or so we have been told. The new millennium has ushered in a wave of international, regional and domestic initiatives designed to combat public corruption, curtail financial crime, and facilitate the repatriation of stolen assets. To affirm their allegiance to the movement - and meet their international treaty obligations - African nations have promulgated anti-corruption agencies charged with prosecuting corrupt officials without fear or favour. Yet the politics of prosecution have spelled both peril and promise for these young institutions, raising new questions about the stability of their existing anti-corruption strategies.

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