Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Corruption: A Human Rights Impact Assessment

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Findings from new policy paper, Corruption: A Human Rights Impact Assessment, provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an empirical basis to tackle corruption from a human rights perspective.

The paper is based on the Barkhouse-Kroll-URG statistical analysis project initiated in 2016, which sought to compare and correlate levels of corruption in 175 different UN member states (as measured by Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index – CPI) with levels of enjoyment of rights, including economic, social and cultural rights, the right to development, and civil and political rights in those same countries (as measured by applying and analysing multiple human rights impact indicators as defined by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights).

The paper, partially funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), shows that corruption, especially grand corruption, has major negative implications, both direct and indirect, for the enjoyment of human rights and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) call that ‘no one [should be] left behind.’

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