Caravana por la Transparencia
Corruption has been recognized throughout the United Nations (UN) system as one of the main challenges to sustainable development and the realization of human rights.
The Human Rights Council (HRC) recognized that ‘transparent, responsible, accountable, open and participatory government, responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people, is the foundation on which good governance rests, and that such a foundation is one of the indispensable conditions for the full realization of human rights’.
Additionally, as the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) finds, in recent years, a number of international documents signed under the auspices of both the UN and regional organizations have acknowledged the negative effects of corruption on the protection of human rights and on development.
UN human rights mechanisms are increasingly mindful of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and consequently of the importance of effective anti-corruption measures. The HRC and its Special Rapporteurs and Universal Periodic Review Mechanism, as well as human rights treaty monitoring bodies (notably the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Committee on the Rights of the Child) addressed issues of corruption and human rights on numerous occasions.
Experiences and best practices at the national level can show the opportunities that exist in the promotion of transparency and the fight against corruption for the protection of human rights through the construction of institutionality.
In this side event panelists will:
Interpretation in Spanish – English will be provided.
Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served ahead of the side event, from 12:00 to 12:15
Next Friday, at the Palais des Nations, more than 60 participants – academics, experts, states’ representatives and representatives of non-governmental organizations and social movements – will gather to discuss the right to food sovereignty and other collective rights in the context of the current negotiation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
Michael Sfard, a prominent Israeli human rights lawyer, will give two lectures in the week of 26 February, one on his new book and the other one on the new trends and challenges related to the protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Un Photo/Violaine Martin
This panel will focus on the practicalities of how international humanitarian law is used and the role it plays in the work of the UN human rights machinery.
This short course provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to both substantive human rights law as well as the functioning of international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.
UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
This short course focuses on the functioning and the mechanisms of the United Nations Human Rights Council, as well as on the dynamics at play in this major human rights body.
Sandra Pointet / Geneva Academy
The digital age offers unique opportunities to strengthen human rights implementation and monitoring and has transformed the means through which human rights are exercised. Equally, the digital age poses unique challenges in ensuring that states and businesses respect and protect our rights in the digital forum. The full extent of the human rights implications of the digital age remain unknown.
After having provided academic support to the negotiation of the UN Declaration during ten years, this research project focuses on the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.