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Entries in Human Rights (33)

Tuesday
Nov222016

Cohen and Taylor: Companies must address the connection between corruption and human rights

On October 26 in New York City, the FCPA Blog held its inaugural conference. Exceptional speakers and participants discussed current and emerging challenges in the implementation and enforcement of the FCPA. A curious thread of discussion flowed throughout the day, though it was not the focus of a particular session: the impact corruption has on emerging economies, and its impact on human rights in particular.

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Thursday
Jun302016

The future of business ethics: Hyper-transparency and other global trends

In the future, compliance officers will need to anticipate and respond to a transformation in business ethics. Here are six trends to watch out for.

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Monday
Nov232015

Another reason why calling graft a victimless crime is dumb

The Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

Martin Kenney: After EU data protection moves, prepare for a season of frustration

As the owner of an English law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, I read with interest Jo Sherman’s post on the FCPA Blog about the recent changes to the European Union’s decision to toughen up even further its data protection rules.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Richard Bistrong visits Andy’s outhouse

As Andy Spalding said in his call to nature post on the FCPA Blog, “systemic corruption is not inherent in society.” But “it happens,” he said, and that's really a “terrible way to think about bribery.”

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Tuesday
Jul072015

Federal procurement and human rights protections: President Obama's mixed record

Official White House photoIn a June 23 letter, 130 members of Congress urged President Obama to finalize an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political contributions.

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Thursday
May282015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 3, conclusion)

If, as argued in the first and second posts, freedom from corruption should be understood as a universal human right, what would it change?

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Wednesday
May272015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 2 of 3)

In this series I’m making the case that we should now think of freedom from corruption as a universal human right. John Locke, whose political philosophy is the foundation of modern rights thinking, certainly thought of corruption this way. He just called it by a different name. But just as interestingly, diverse thought systems from around the world similarly view corruption as violating the most fundamental principles of government.

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Tuesday
May262015

Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right? (Part 1 of 3)

Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation.  Neither do the human rights instruments, such as UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the two International Covenants, include corruption among their lists of internationally recognized rights. 

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Thursday
May072015

Canada Senate adopts Magnitsky sanctions resolution

Image courtesy of justiceforsergei.comThe Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Compliance officers take note: White House affirms anti-graft priorities

President Barack Obama issued a National Security Strategy Friday, the first one since 2010 and only the second from his administration.

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Monday
Feb022015

The Rio 2016 Olympics: A Window into Our World (Part One)

The Olympics can evoke the grandest of ideals: fair competition guided by universal rules, infused with genuine sportsmanship, challenging each of us to be our best while fostering international cooperation.

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