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Do Human Rights and JusticeMatter in Anti-corruption work?A. H. Monjurul Kabir, 28 March 2011, Bratislavamonjurul.kabir@un...
Why Human Rights & JusticeMatter? Human rights creates                        Freedom of Expression  enabling environmen...
… Why HR&J Matter? Human rights focuses on                        Vulnerability  disadvantaged & vulnerable             ...
Realities on the Ground … Corruption in the justice                    Rule of Law and Judicial  system often goes hand ...
… Realities on the Ground Exclusion – lack of                             Voice and Accountability require  representati...
What can we do?• Enhanced awareness and                      Joint ACHR CoP  advocacy to empowering                     ...
Going Beyond Minimum!• Baseline assessment of                         Needs to be validated with  operational linkages be...
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Do Human Rights and Justice matter in Anti corruption work? (UNDP Presentation)

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A. H. Monjurul Kabir, 28 March 2011, Bratislava

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Do Human Rights and Justice matter in Anti corruption work? (UNDP Presentation)

  1. 1. Do Human Rights and JusticeMatter in Anti-corruption work?A. H. Monjurul Kabir, 28 March 2011, Bratislavamonjurul.kabir@undp.org
  2. 2. Why Human Rights & JusticeMatter? Human rights creates  Freedom of Expression enabling environment for  Media Freedom-Social the prevention of media/FB Revolution! corruption.  Freedom of Assembly The Sunlight Factor (A2J &  Right to Information R2I).  Right to participate in the ATI measures largely political process depend on HR principles and constitutional  Principles of Equality guarantees.  Rule of Law and Judicial safeguards the list goes on … Bratislava 28-29 March 2011
  3. 3. … Why HR&J Matter? Human rights focuses on  Vulnerability disadvantaged & vulnerable  Widespread Discrimination groups & marginalized  Limited Accessibility to communities i.e., minorities, judicial institutions and legal women, persons with safeguards disabilities, persons living with or affected by HIV etc.  Greater exposure to abuse including corrupt practices Corruption threatens human rights and, in particular, the  Lack of confidence in rights of the poor leading to national institutions disempowerment  Legal Disempowerment The poor need legal aid, not pressure to pay bribes … Bratislava 28-29 March 2011
  4. 4. Realities on the Ground … Corruption in the justice  Rule of Law and Judicial system often goes hand in Integrity: Collaboration hand with political between PACDE & PHASE interference.  National Preventive Occurrence and or Mechanism (NPM)- recurrence of Torture – strengthening a visiting Corruption breeds torture. mechanism-CSO Inability of traditional engagement institutional safeguards  Strengthening of Conflicts, frozen conflicts National Human Rights and post-conflicts Protection Mechanism Bratislava 28-29 March 2011
  5. 5. … Realities on the Ground Exclusion – lack of  Voice and Accountability require representation in national application of HRBA – Rights development/development holders and duty bearers programming  Protection of Human Rights Exposure of individuals who Defenders and Whistle blowers report their suspicions in good  Creating synergetic relations faith internally or externally between ‘National Integrity Multiple mandates and System’ and ‘National Human jurisdictions, lack of Rights Protection System’ coordination and clarity,  Engaging CSOs … overlapping Bratislava 28-29 March 2011
  6. 6. What can we do?• Enhanced awareness and  Joint ACHR CoP advocacy to empowering  Joint work of NHRIs-AC people Agencies Human Rights & AC  Piloting areas of Mechanisms – differences, collaboration: investigation? complementarities  Empirical evidence and Case Regional and Sub-regional Studies trends and issues  Partnership at National and Ombudsmen and NHRIs are Sub-national levels in some countries actively working against undue  Application of HRBA in Dev. influence & other corrupt Programming practices. - the Public Defenders in Georgia and Armenia Bratislava 28-29 March 2011
  7. 7. Going Beyond Minimum!• Baseline assessment of  Needs to be validated with operational linkages between relevant stakeholders such as AC & HR activities in the national anti-corruption and region; human rights institutions• Recommendations and and civil society) roadmap for developing  If necessary workshop is to be integrated AC & HR organized back to back with strategic approaches and the DG CoP Meeting for the operational responses. ECIS region• Initiating a regional dialogue will help to identify the entry  WHAT DO YOU THINK? points for future programming. Bratislava 28-29 March 2011

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