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People, Not Profits: On Systemic Corruption, Human Rights and Institutional Innovation

When: getMessage().'-->'; ?> Thursday, 16 February 2023 - Thursday, 16 February 2023
Where: Online Event
Start time:17:00






Cost: Free but registration is required

Join Dr. Camila Vergara Marie Sklodowska-Curie in a webinar titled People, Not Profits: On Systemic Corruption, Human Rights & Institutional Innovation

The South African Chair in Equality, Law and Social Justice, the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS), and the Mandela Institute, a Centre within the School of Law, of the University of the Witwatersrand invite you to a webinar presented by Dr. Camila Vergara Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Fellow University of Cambridge

In this webinar, Dr. Vergara will discuss the innerworkings of systemic corruption as a process of oligarchization of power, and the concomitant need to establish new institutions to guarantee human rights to the most oppressed in our societies. She will explore whether, in order to put people before profits, democratic constitutions should institutionalise a Peoples’ Ombudsman tasked with detecting patterns of human rights violations and endowed with the power to force the Executive and Legislative branches to take action. This proposition draws, inter alia, from the innovations proposed in the 2022 draft of the Chilean Constitution.

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