May 22 2018
Past event

Launch of the policy brief: Corruption: a human rights impact assessment

On 22nd May the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom with the support of the Universal Rights Group will organise a panel discussion to mark the launch of the policy brief entitled ‘Corruption: a human rights impact assessment‘.

This new policy brief, by URG, Kroll and Angela Barkhouse aims, for the first time, to empirically measure the immediate and serious impacts of corruption on internationally protected human rights. The hope of the authors is that this will help build a case for a serious push by the international community to combat and eliminate corruption, as an essential prerequisite to the full enjoyment of all human rights and the realisation of the SDGs ‘leaving no one behind.’

In order to demonstrate and measure that impact, the brief presents the conclusions of a one-year data analysis project, using Kroll’s proprietary data analysis software, that compares and correlates levels of corruption in 175 different UN member States (as measured by Transparency International’s corruption perception index – CPI) with levels of enjoyment of basic human rights – especially economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development – in those same countries (as measured by applying and analysing multiple human rights impact indicators, as defined by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).

The launch of the report will be live streamed on our website.

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