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A/HRC/41/20: Summary of the expert workshop on good practices of United Nations-system support to States in preventing and fighting against corruption, with a focus on human rights - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


24 April 2019

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The perceived level of corruption and the enjoyment of human rights are closely correlated. Corruption affects in particular the poor, marginalized and vulnerable segments of society; it is not only a problem of criminal behaviour, but also and above all a structural issue. Combating corruption therefore requires a coherent, holistic approach that seeks to prevent and suppress corrupt behaviour. International human rights law and international anti-corruption law share the same principles of integrity, transparency, accountability and participation, which are also key principles of good governance. The United Nations Convention against Corruption and the findings of its Implementation Review Mechanism constitute the most widely agreed international standard for addressing structural impediments.

Issued By:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Delivered To:

the Human Rights Council 41st session