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Conference ‘Corruption and Human Rights’ Print
From Wednesday, October 21 2009
To Thursday, October 22 2009
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Corruption is one of the greatests social evils of our time. The adoption of several international anti-corruption treaties put the problem on the international agenda, and it is likely to stay there. Research on corruption is conducted by scholars in several academic areas and the problem is addressed by the major international financial institutions and NGOs. However, from the human rights perspective, corruption has not been studied extensively. This two-day conference aims to bring together researchers in various disciplines to further examine the links between corruption and human rights. It will host several keynote speakers as well as six workshops:

  • Corruption as a Violation of Human Rights?
  • Causes of Corruption: a Human Rights Perspective
  • Researching Corruption: Methodological and Cultural Challenges
  • Corporations, Corruption and Human Rights
  • Towards a Fundamental Human Right to a Corruption-Free Public Service?
  • Safeguarding Human Rights while Fighting Corruption

The Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University invites academic researchers in various disciplines to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Papers should relate to the topic of one of the six workshops mentioned above (Click here for more information). Abstracts should be sent before 15 April by e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Location: Maastricht University, Faculty of Law. Maastricht, Netherlands
Contact: Chantal Kuijpers, Tel. 0031-43-3883514, Fax 0031-43-3883203 :
Organized by Maastricht Centre for Human Rights