This statement was delivered at the thirteenth session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on 12 August 2014 on the negative impact of corruption on human rights.
The statement notes that corruption is a prevalent issue within the area of criminal justice, including links between torture and corruption. It makes a list of observations including the impact on rule of law, prevention of torture and how it can lead to conditions in detention constituting ill-treatment.
The Committee were requested to submit a research-based report on the issue of this topic and to make recommendations on how the Council and its subsidiary bodies should consider this issue. Read the report.
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