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Subject[Embassy of Sweden] The Role of Cities in Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Human Rights (October 08)

Greeting from Embassy of Sweden in Seoul!

As part of the 10th World Human Right Cities Forum, we cordially invite you to a webinar on:

 The Role of Cities in Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Human Rights.

* Korean/English simultaneous translation is available 



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RWI’s report “The Nexus between anti-corruption and human rights” argues that corruption is a human rights issue. States that experience widespread corruption will fail to fulfill their human rights obligations and that leads to people not being able to enjoy their rights. Clarifying the link between, and promoting the understanding of, anti-corruption and human rights will lead to a positive change. The strongest democracies typically have the lowest levels of corruption and corruption declines when democratic institutions work together with the people to hold officials accountable. In this session, we will elaborate on the linkages between democracy, human rights and transparency, explore different ways to counter corruption and highlight local governments’ role in promoting democracy and strengthening human rights.


  • H.E. Jakob Hallgren, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea
  • Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Kim Soo-a, Head of Human Rights Policy Department, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea
  • Seo Cheol-mo, Mayor of Hwaseong, Republic of Korea
  • Clara Brugada, Mayor of Iztapalapa, Mexico
  • Figen Karahan, City Council Member of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Cecilia Berglin, Human Rights and Corruption Expert, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
  • Ali Imran, Country Team Leader for Pakistan, The United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
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