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Entries in Human Rights (37)


Angela Barkhouse: Kleptocrats should face the International Criminal Court

The arguments for prosecuting grand corruption at the International Criminal Court as a crime against humanity are persuasive.

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Gretta Fenner: Are companies and executives responsible for human rights violations abroad?

What is the responsibility and possible criminal liability of companies and their officials relating to human right violations allegedly committed abroad?

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Call for Papers: Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right?

The National Law University in Jodhpur, India, with the support of the American Society of International Law's Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, will be hosting a workshop on corruption and human rights on July 13-14, 2017 in Jodhpur.

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Lise Smit: Why companies need to know their impact on human rights

Until a few years ago, corporate decision-makers often worried that knowledge about their company’s human rights impacts may increase risks of litigation, prosecution and investment withdrawal.

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Cohen and Taylor: Companies must address the connection between corruption and human rights

On October 26 in New York City, the FCPA Blog held its inaugural conference. Exceptional speakers and participants discussed current and emerging challenges in the implementation and enforcement of the FCPA. A curious thread of discussion flowed throughout the day, though it was not the focus of a particular session: the impact corruption has on emerging economies, and its impact on human rights in particular.

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The future of business ethics: Hyper-transparency and other global trends

In the future, compliance officers will need to anticipate and respond to a transformation in business ethics. Here are six trends to watch out for.

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Another reason why calling graft a victimless crime is dumb

The Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Martin Kenney: After EU data protection moves, prepare for a season of frustration

As the owner of an English law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, I read with interest Jo Sherman’s post on the FCPA Blog about the recent changes to the European Union’s decision to toughen up even further its data protection rules.

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Richard Bistrong visits Andy’s outhouse

As Andy Spalding said in his call to nature post on the FCPA Blog, “systemic corruption is not inherent in society.” But “it happens,” he said, and that's really a “terrible way to think about bribery.”

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Federal procurement and human rights protections: President Obama's mixed record

Official White House photoIn a June 23 letter, 130 members of Congress urged President Obama to finalize an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political contributions.

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Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 3, conclusion)

If, as argued in the first and second posts, freedom from corruption should be understood as a universal human right, what would it change?

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Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 2 of 3)

In this series I’m making the case that we should now think of freedom from corruption as a universal human right. John Locke, whose political philosophy is the foundation of modern rights thinking, certainly thought of corruption this way. He just called it by a different name. But just as interestingly, diverse thought systems from around the world similarly view corruption as violating the most fundamental principles of government.

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