States perceived to be highly corrupt are at the same time those with a poor human rights record. There seems to be a negative feedback loop between both harms, as recent corruption scandals confirm. But are human rights the proper normative framework to denounce and combat corruption?
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Professor Anne Peters is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg (Germany), and a professor at the universities of Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, Basel (Switzerland), and a William W. Cook Global Law professor at the University of Michigan. She was a member (substitute) of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in respect of Germany (2011-2015) and a legal expert for the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (2009). She was the President of the European Society of International Law (2010-2012) and is currently the Vice-President of the board of the Basel Institute of Governance (BIG) and Chairwoman of the German Society of International Law (DGIR).
Books (authored and co-edited) include: Self-Defence against Non-State Actors – Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War Vol. 1 (Mary-Ellen O’Connell/Christian Tams/Dire Tladi, CUP 2019) (Series editor, together with Christian Marxsen); The Legal Framework of the OSCE (2019); Global Constitutionalism from European and East Asian Perspectives (2018); Beyond Human Rights (CUP 2016); The Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Europe (2016); Völkerrecht (4th ed. 2016); Immunities in the Age of Global Constitutionalism (2015); Transparency in International Law (CUP 2013); Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law (OUP 2012, ASIL certificate of merit); Conflict of Interest in Global, Public and Corporate Governance (CUP 2012); Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention (2nd ed. 2012); Elemente einer Theorie der Verfassung Europas (2001); The Constitutionalization of International Law (OUP 2011); Non-state Actors as Standard Setters (CUP 2009); Women, Quotas and Constitutions (Kluwer 1999); Das Gebietsreferendum im Völkerrecht (1995)