Humanizing (Anti)Corruption: The Socio-Legal Values of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Corruption

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dc.contributor.author Castro e Silva, Bruna
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-27T14:55:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-27T14:55:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Castro e Silva, B. Humanizing (Anti)Corruption: The Socio-Legal Values of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Corruption / Bruna de Castro e Silva // Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal. - 2019. - No. 5. - P. 59-81. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj189985.2019-5.59-81
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/17105
dc.description.abstract This article intends to contribute to the current academic and policy debate on the values of determining whether a particular human rights violation was caused by a corrupt behavior; and to defend a human rights-based approach to corruption, based on its added socio-legal values. With this purpose, it analyzes and compares the legal reasoning and socio-legal dynamics of three human rights court cases involving and not involving corruption. By applying a directed content analysis combined with a socio-legal interpretative technique, the study explores and compares the rationality and the values addressed in both corrupt and non-corrupt cases. The results reveal that there are interconnected and mutually reinforcing socio-legal values in applying a human rights lens to combating corruption: (i) it is an improvement towards the justiciability of economic and social rights; (ii) it is a change of paradigm from the insufficient criminal approach to a focus on the social harm; and (iii) it is a more satisfactory approach to the overlapping harmful effects of corruption and inequality. The combination of these values can be used as a legal empowerment strategy, with a particular social accountability dimension, in order to strengthen the disadvantaged, and fight the encroachment caused by corruption on the enjoyment of human rights, especially economic and social rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en uk_UA
dc.subject human rights-based approach en_US
dc.subject corruption en_US
dc.subject economic and social rights en_US
dc.subject justiciability en_US
dc.subject socio-legal values en_US
dc.subject social harm en_US
dc.subject inequality en_US
dc.subject legal empowerment en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title Humanizing (Anti)Corruption: The Socio-Legal Values of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Corruption en_US
dc.type Article uk_UA
dc.status first published uk_UA
dc.relation.source Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal en_US

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