Update for week of 11 January 2016

Grand Corruption: A Crime against Humanity? Dept of Law Guest Lecture February

Ms Florence Anaedozie (PhD student, Department of Law, DIT) is giving a guest lecture in room 2016 (Aungier Street) from 12 to 1 pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2016.

Some scholars argue robustly that grand corruption merit inclusion as a crime against humanity in the Rome Statute. Is this argument substantively legal? What crimes are normatively classified as crimes against humanity? What are the reasoning behind the classification and what are the ingredients of crimes against humanity? Does the crime of corruption adversely affect some human rights realisation that it should be considered as an international crime? This paper takes a holistic appraisal of the arguments in favour of upgrading the crime of corruption to a crime against humanity. It suggests that, given the devastating impact of corruption on certain human rights and, considering the indices for crimes against humanity as enunciated by the Rome Statute, grand corruption could meet the threshold for inclusion as a crime against humanity.


All staff and students are invited to attend and lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to law@dit.ie