The Netherlands, Canada and Ecuador backed calls Monday for the creation of a global anti-corruption court, saying it would help tackle "kleptocrats" at the head of governments.
Foreign ministers from the three countries supported a campaign for a graft-busting tribunal, which backers say would operate on similar lines to the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC).
"The Netherlands, Canada and Ecuador share the vision that this could eventually lead to the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court," Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra said after they met in The Hague.
"Such a court will provide the international community with an additional tool to enforce existing anti-corruption laws," Hoekstra tweeted.
Some two trillion dollars in procurement spending around the world is lost to corruption every year, according to UN figures.
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