Experts Meeting to contribute to the first Practitioner Guide on corruption and human rights

Published on 01 Apr 2019, 04:44 PM

The Guide will increase the participation of anti-corruption Groups in the work of the UN Treaty Bodies

The Expert Meeting took place in the premises of the Geneva Academy on 11 and 12 June 2018

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights together with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy) and the OHCHR organised an Expert Meeting on 11 and 12 June 2018 to discuss and agree on an outline of the Practitioners Guide specifically designed for anti-corruption groups. This is an initiative following up to the conference on human rights and corruption organized earlier in 2018. This Guide will facilitate the work of practitioners to better interact with the UN Machinery and in particular the UN Treaty Bodies and ensure that the topic of corruption is more systematically addressed by such UN bodies.

"The long-term objective is to encourage anti-corruption groups to better participate in the reporting procedure and systematically share more information regarding countries reviewed by the UN Treaty Bodies" said Patrick Mutzenberg, Director of the Centre.

To streamline this NGO participation, the Centre and the Geneva Academy will draft the first Practitioners Guide, based on the outline and the comments received during the Expert Meeting.
 

"The long-term objective is to encourage anti-corruption groups to better participate in the reporting procedure and systematically share more information regarding countries reviewed by the UN Treaty Bodies"

- Patrick Mutzenberg, Director of the Centre

A Guide designed for Anti-Corruptions Groups

The Guide will include chapters on the link between corruption and human rights, the way corruption threatens the enjoyment of human rights, the UN human rights mechanisms and the protection of those involved in the fight against corruption. A chapter on the UN human rights mechanisms will outline concretely which mechanisms are at the disposal of anti-corruption groups, and in what ways they could be used.

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