This book is the result of a conference organised by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, held on October 22-23, 2009 in Maastricht. This event hosted scholars from different disciplines, including law, criminology and political science, who considered the various ways in which corruption and human rights violations are intertwined. This linkage has been rarely discussed thus far, which is surprising given the detrimental impact of corruption upon human dignity.
The present book offers the reader a broader view of the human rights approach towards combating corruption - including the arguments of those who oppose this approach - while it also considers how corruption may violate individual civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights. Moreover, the volume addresses the theme of corruption and human rights by looking into specific topics, such as disaster relief, gender equality, the work of international financial institutions, and the functioning of police organisations. In this way, the book provides insights which are valuable to academics, human rights institutions, and anti-corruption practitioners alike.
Chapter I. General Introduction (p. 1)
Chapter II. Adopting a Human Rights Approach Towards Combating Corruption (p. 7)
Chapter III. Corruption and Human Rights: Making the Connection (p. 25)
Chapter IV. Corruption as a Violation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Reflections on the Right to Education (p. 51)
Chapter V. Health Sector Corruption and Human Rights: A Case Study (p. 91)
Chapter VI. Post-Hurricane Katrina and Human Rights Violations in New Orleans, Louisiana (p. 125)
Chapter VII. Corruption and Gender Equality: A Human Rights Concern? (p. 153)
Chapter VIII. International Financial Institutions, Corruption and Human Rights Violations (p. 177)
Chapter IX. Corruption and Human Rights in Police Work: One of a Kind? (p. 197)
Chapter X. Linking Corruption and Human Rights: An Unwelcome Addition to the Development Discourse (p. 221)
Chapter XI. Corruption and Human Rights: An Afterword (p. 241)
The Maastricht Series in Human Rights facilitates and supports research in the field of human rights at the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. The research is interdisciplinary, with a focus on public international law, criminal law and social sciences.
Volume in the series have been peer reviewed under the responsibility of the Board of the Centre. The Series is published under the editorial supervision of Professor Menno Kamminga and Professor Fons Coomans.
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