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Related reports

Other bodies frequently make reference to good governance, corruption, illicit financial flows and public services in the course of their work. These selected thematic reports by Special Procedures mandate holders and Treaty Bodies relevant to good governance and corruption are available below.

The most recent work has been undertaken by the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights and the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.

Judicial corruption

 
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A/72/140 25 July 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers devoted to the issue of organised crime and its impact on the justice system
A/HRC/35/31 9 June 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers identifying corruption, judicial accountability and the independence the justice system among the specific issues of concern for the mandate
A/67/305 13 August 2012 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, addressing two aspects of the phenomenon of corruption: judicial corruption; and combating corruption through the judicial system
 

Arbitrary detention and corruption

 
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A/HRC/10/21 16 February 2009 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
 

Protection of reporting persons

 
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A/70/361 8 September 2015 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the right of access to information, on the protection of sources of information and on the protection of whistle-blowers
 

Human rights defenders working against corruption

 
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A/HRC/49/49 28 December 2021 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. At the heart of the struggle: human rights defenders working against corruption
 

Corruption and prevention of torture and other ill-treatment

 
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A/HRC/40/59 16 January 2019 Report of the Special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
CAT/C/52/2 20 March 2014 Seventh annual report of the Subcommittee on prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
 

Corruption and the right to health, in particular mental health

 
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A/72/137 14 July 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
 

Business and human rights

 
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A/HRC/44/43 17 September 2020 Connecting the business and human rights and the anti-corruption agendas. Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
A/HRC/35/33 25 April 2017 Best practices and how to improve on the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between States with respect to law enforcement on the issue of business and human rights: Study of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
 

The effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

 
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A/HRC/52/45 30 December 2022 Non-binding set of practical guidelines for efficient asset recovery
A/HRC/52/34 23 December 2022 International financial obligations, digital systems and human rights
A/HRC/31/61 15 January 2016 Final study on illicit financial flows, human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
A/HRC/28/60 10 February 2015 Interim study on illicit financial flows, human rights and the post-2015 development agenda
A/HRC/25/52 7 May 2014 Final report on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin on the enjoyment of human rights
A/HRC/22/42 21 February 2013 Interim report on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin on the enjoyment of human rights
 

Extreme poverty and human rights

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A/HRC/50/38 19 April 2022 Non-take-up of rights in the context of social protection. Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
A/HRC/44/40 19 November 2020 The parlous state of poverty eradication Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Reports by the Advisory Committee

 
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A/HRC/36/52 9 August 2017 Progress report on the impact of flow of funds of illicit origin and the non-repatriation thereof to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights
A/HRC/28/73 5 January 2015 Final report of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on the issue of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights
A/HRC/26/42 14 May 2014 Progress report of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on the issue of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights
 

Reports by the former Sub-Commission on the Prevention and Protection of Human Rights

  • Reports by the Special Rapporteur on corruption and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights
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A/HRC/11/CRP.1 18 May 2009 Second Progress Report
E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/18 25 June 2005 First Progress Report
E/CN.4/Sub.2/2004/23 7 July 2004 Preliminary Report
E/CN.4/Sub.2/2003/18 14 May 2003 Working Paper
  • Reports by the Special Rapporteur on the question of the impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations (economic, social and cultural rights)
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E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/8 27 June 1997 Final Report
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/11 22 June 1994 Preliminary Report
 

Recommendations of human rights mechanisms

Joint Statement on “Corruption and Human Rights” (31 May 2021)

  • General comments of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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E/C.12/GC/26 22 December 2022 General comment No. 26 on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
E/C.12/GC/24 10 August 2017 General comment No. 24 (2017) on State obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the context of business activities
  • General comments of the Committee of the Right of the Child
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CRC/C/GC/16 17 April 2013 General comment No. 16 (2013) on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights
  • General comments of the Human Rights Committee
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CCPR/C/GC/36 3 September 2019 General comment No. 36 - Article 6: right to life