International Court Against Corruption / 300 personalities from around the world co-sign initiative

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SYRIZA-PS MEP Stelios Kouloglou meeting with the head – The proposal seeks to fill the accountability gap in various regimes

More than 300 current and former heads of state and governments, now and former members of parliament and officials, Nobel laureates, prominent members of civil society, letters, the arts, and business, from all over the world, co-sign an initiative for the establishment of an International Court to Combat Corruption.

Indicative, among others, are co-signed by Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, former President and former Prime Minister of Portugal, Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia, Herta Müller (Nobel Prize in Literature), , Richard J. Roberts (Nobel Prize in Medicine), Yuan T. Lee (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Gerardus ‘t Hooft (Nobel Prize in Physics), Peter C .Doherty (Nobel Medicine), Aaron Ciechanover (Nobel Chemistry), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Judge and Vice-President of the International Criminal Court, Laode M. Syarif, former Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commissioner, Matthew Caruana Galizia, co-founder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, son of the murdered Maltese journalist, Andrew Caruana Galizia, co-founder of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, son of the murdered Maltese journalist.

The MEP of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Stelios Kouloglouwho himself co-signed this initiative, met in the European Parliament with the head of the initiative, the American judge Mark Wolfe, and his team.

The purpose of the meeting was the further development of the initiative and the undertaking of actions to expand its support and cooperation with Inter-Party Anti-Corruption Committee of the European Parliament, whose St. Kouloglou is a member of the Bureau.

The proposal for its Establishment International Anti-Corruption Court seeks to fill the accountability gap observed in various regimes, characterized by “kleptocracy” and a weak legal framework.

The goal is tackling corruption large-scale, which is an obstacle to effectively addressing the challenges of the modern era, as well as the promotion of democracy, human rights and the UN’s sustainable development goals.

For its implementation it is required to be addressed practical, political and legal issues, to become a prestigious international body, which will cooperate with national governments and support the adoption of measures at the national level to strengthen transparency and fight corruption.

The European Parliament for its part, it evaluates and defines the parameters of the issue, in order to formulate its position, alongside the individual actions and tools that it develops to fight corruption.

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