Joint side event on corruption and human rights - Outcomes and Recommendations
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Corruption has a deleterious impact on the effective enjoyment of the human rights guaranteed in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ‘Banjul Charter’) and other relevant regional and international human rights instruments. It negatively impacts on the enjoyment of the right to life, to freedom from torture and other degrading treatment, and often leads to unequal and discriminatory outcomes, for example, in cases where bribes are used to gain privileged access to basic social services, such as health, water, electricity, and housing.