Corruption & Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by: Martine Boersma, Hans Nelen

This book is the result of an October 2009 conference organized by the Maastricht Center for Human Rights. The 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, which is surprising given the detrimental impact of corruption upon human dignity. The book offers a broader view than usual 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, it 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 organizations. In this way, the book provides insights which are valuable to academics, human rights institutions, and anti-corruption practitioners.


282 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789400000858