Mainstreaming Human Rights into Anti-Corruption: A Strategy for Protecting Vulnerable Groups in Nigeria from Double Jeopardy

19 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2008 Last revised: 5 Jan 2010

Date Written: November 19, 2008

Abstract

Several scholars have singled out corruption as the bane of the Nigerian society. Indeed, owing to this horrible menace, the country has lost billions of money that could have been utilized for productive development, including: provision of adequate health care, education, jobs, security, good roads, pipe-borne water, and other basic infrastructures. These development cost of corruption have been well analyzed and have been the subject of numerous writings, however the human rights implications of graft are yet to generate similar fascination among scholars. Often absent from mainstream corruption analysis are human rights concerns, in particular, how corruption disproportionately affect the rights of the poor and vulnerable. The paper explores the problem of corruption and the challenge it poses to the protection of the fundamental human rights of vulnerable persons in Nigeria.

Keywords: Human Rights, corruption, anti-corruption, vulnerable group, transparency, accountability

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Ajibade, Idowu Mopelola, Mainstreaming Human Rights into Anti-Corruption: A Strategy for Protecting Vulnerable Groups in Nigeria from Double Jeopardy (November 19, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1304247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1304247

Idowu Mopelola Ajibade (Contact Author)

University of Western Ontario ( email )

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