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Author Boersma, Martine, 1984- author

Title Corruption : a violation of human rights and a crime under international law? / Martine Boersma
Published Cambridge : Intersentia, [2012]
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Antwerp [Belgium] ; Portland [Oregon] : Intersentia, [2012]


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Description xxiii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series School of Human Rights Research series ; v. 56
School of Human Rights Research series ; v. 56
Contents General introduction -- Basic issues -- Global and regional legal framework against corruption -- Treaty-based system : corruption as a topic in the work of the UN human rights treaty bodies -- Charter-based system : corruption as a topic in the UPR and the special procedures of the UN human rights council -- Regional human rights practice on the topic of corruption -- Taking it further : corruption as a human rights violation -- Situating corruption within international criminal law -- Corruption as a crime against humanity under international law de lege lata? -- Possibilities of combating corruption under international criminal law de lege ferenda? -- Summary -- Reflections and recommendations
Summary Corruption - the abuse of public office for private or political gain - currently receives an increasing amount of attention from scholars and practitioners in various disciplines, including law. While the phenomenon is as old as mankind, the last 15 years have seen the rise of many anti-corruption treaties, aimed at criminalization, prevention, and cooperation. At the same time, there seems to be relatively little work done on corruption in the field of human rights law or international criminal law. This book argues that these areas of law can certainly contribute to fighting corruption, by giving a human face to both the victims and perpetrators
Notes "NUR 828"--Title page verso
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Maastricht University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-468) and index
Notes Summary in Dutch
Subject Human rights.
International criminal law.
Political corruption.
Author School of Human Rights Research.
LC no. 2013371632
ISBN 1780681054 (paperback)
9781780681054 (paperback)