International Human Rights Law / Right to Development / Good Governance and Anti-Corruption
Richard Lapper is a Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), where he has been working for the last 18 years in different positions and on different issues. He notably focused on the right to development, good governance, anti-corruption, indigenous peoples, minorities and HIV/AIDS. He also worked in the field operations of OHCHR, primarily on human rights in Europe and Central Asia.
Richard lapper was also a Visiting Researcher at the Geneva Academy. His research, undertaken as part of the UN sabbatical leave programme, focused on corruption as a violation of human rights.
He holds master degrees in law and in philosophy.
This research project, aims via the drafting of a practitioners’ guide on human rights and countering corruption, to clarify the conceptual relationship between human rights, good governance and anticorruption, demonstrate the negative impact of corruption on human rights and provide guidance and make practical recommendations for effectively using the UN human rights system in anti-corruption efforts.