Can an international court stamp out government corruption?
The World Bank estimates government corruption costs the global economy a staggering $1 trillion annually.
But it's not just Brazil in the limelight for corruption — world leaders and bureaucrats holding office in other countries continue to empty public coffers with seeming impunity.
On May 12, British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an anti-corruption summit in London to openly address ongoing international government corruption in an attempt to stamp out what Cameron called the global "cancer" of corruption.
The Current explores what role such a court could play in battling out corruption.
Guests in this segment:
- Robert Rotberg, founding director of the program on intrastate conflict and conflict resolution at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- Milos Barutciski, partner and the co-head of the international trade division at Bennett Jones.
This segment was produced by The Current's John Chipman and Sujata Berry.