Corruption in the public sector can have a sever negative impact upon human dignity, however in the context of corruption as a violation of human rights is relatively new. Corruption is now recognized as the most challenging governance problem afflicting many countries. The crisis focused people’s attention on the staggering impact of corruption in Asia particularly in Indonesia. This paper examined how corruption can threaten human rights; how weak human rights promotion and protection can create conditions increasing corruption. The important and timely work adopts a new approach for analysing corruption as a violation of human rights. Highlighting the inherent deficiencies in the existing institutions, mechanism, laws and law enforcement. The conceptual approach is used to study the views and doctrines that develop within the jurisprudence, to determine the challenge of controlling corruption in both public and private sectors remains formidable. The paper proposes the adoption of a multi strategy for eliminating corruption in Indonesia as one of Asean’s most repressive, centralized and democratic nation.
Challenging, Corruption, A Violation of Human Rights, Indonesia