On December 4, 2023, Morten Koch Andersen, RWI’s Deputy Research Director gave a lecture to the students of the Institute of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU). The lecture addressed an important topic of the human rights-corruption nexusby delving into the intricacies of corruption definitions and conceptualizations to then explain some of the ways in which corruption undermines the enjoyment of human rights. The lecture also focused on transpiring the key argument that corruption is not simply a technical or governance issue, but a social phenomenon, which then makes it into a highly complex issue to be dealt with. Though held online due to the ongoing war, the lecture was attended by 40 KNU students and facilitated by Dr Yevgen Gerasymenko, Deputy Director at the Institute of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
When asked about the importance of engaging anti-corruption experts on human rights integration in their work, Morten Koch Andersen said:
“Corruption is the greatest impediment for the full realisation of human rights and a deeper understanding of the intricate relationships will help in the formation of a trusted system of governance and democratic citizenship”.
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