Private remedies for corruption - suing for damage

22 October 2013

Article 35 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCC) calls on States to provide redress for persons who have suffered damage as a result of corruption. However, the formulation of Art. 35 means that it provides little more than moral guidance.

To give teeth to Art. 35 we need to re-examine existing civil liability regimes for contractual and non-contractual obligations tainted by corruption to overcome the legal obstacles to such actions that are preserved by the present wording of Art 35. and exist in most domestic laws.

Read Abiola Makinwa's blog continuing her private remedies for corruption series