“Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies. It undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to people's security to flourish ”.
Speech by Kofi Annan, United Nations Convention against Corruption
On December 10, to celebrate International Human Rights Day (December 10) and International Day Against Corruption (December 9), in a partnership between European Anti-Poverty Network-Portugal / Viana do Castelo and GEED - Unit for Education and Development Studies (ESE-IPVC), took place the MAP TALK “Corruption is a violation of human rights”.
The panel included the following participants: Leonor Fernandes of the EAPN Local Council - Viana Castelo, António João Maia, representative of the Corruption Prevention Council (Court of Auditors), João Paulo Batalha, representative of Transparency and Integrity Civic Association (TIAC) , Paulo de Morais, representative of the Civic Front, André Lamas Leite, representative of the Law Association and Maria do Rosário de Castro Santos Barbosa, representative of the Department of Criminal Action and Investigation - Viana do Castelo Public Ministry.
The moderation was in charge of La Salete Coelho, from GEED and in representation of Get up and Goals! project, an european project funded by the European Commission devoted to introduce Global Citizenship Education and the Sustainable Development Goals in the school culture.