Vivek Maru and Margaux Hall argue in a recent Project Syndicate op-ed that fines collected for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) could be used to establish a multilateral financing mechanism for the direct legal empowerment of citizens worldwide.

To access the full article, click here.

To read Maru’s November 2011 Project Syndicate op-ed arguing for a global fund for legal empowerment, click here.

Update: November 30, 2012

This op-ed has been reprinted in the following outlets:

The World Justice Project Justice Rising Blog

The FCPA Blog- The World’s Biggest Anti-Corruption Compliance Portal

Columbia Law School Gender and Sexuality Law Blog