Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights: A Reply to Anne Peters

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2019)

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-45

11 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2019

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Kevin E. Davis

New York University School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2019

Abstract

In a recent article, Anne Peters joins a chorus of advocates for the idea of treating corruption as a human rights violation. However, she fails to explain how human rights analysis adds value in this context, especially given the considerable effort required to show that any given corrupt act qualifies as a human rights violation and the sophistication of the existing anti-corruption regime. This Reply argues that human rights analysis plays a valuable role in anti-corruption efforts primarily to the extent it helps to produce information about the incidence and moral significance of corruption.

Suggested Citation

Davis, Kevin E., Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights: A Reply to Anne Peters (November 1, 2019). European Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2019); NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-45. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3490754

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