South African Justice Minister Bridgette Mabandla Monday called on African and Asian countries to act decisively against corruption.
The minister made the call at the opening of the 46th Asian African Legal Consultative Organization conference in Cape Town, a gathering of justice ministers and governments' legal mind from African and Asian countries.
For its part, host nation South Africa is welcoming efforts to establish an international legal tool to fight graft.
"We need to show our commitment to this by acting decisively against those who commit corruption and are involved in organized crime," said Mabandla.
International laws against terrorism, international trade, trafficking in women and children are also on the agenda. The conference ends on Friday.