Corruption and human rights / North Korea corruption revelation / Thailand blockchain bank

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind (Opinion).  “Taking a holistic approach to implementing respect for human rights and addressing corruption together makes more sense in today’s business environment. Those who take on this more proactive approach will be well positioned to meet new and future regulatory requirements, even if it means going beyond the requirements of current legal frameworks”

Elisabeth Andvig/World Economic Forum:


People in North Korea trapped in vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression – UN human rights report.  “Based on 214 first-hand accounts of escapees gathered by UN Human Rights staff in South Korea in 2017 and 2018, the report describes how the most fundamental rights of ordinary people in the DPRK are widely violated because of economic mismanagement and endemic corruption.”

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR):


Blockchain can secure a safer, progressive future (Opinion).  “Trust is key in the financial system, while blockchain serves the purpose of efficiency and transparency, so there is a bright future for this technology. [Thailand’s] central bank is preparing to use blockchain – a [Distributed Ledger Technology] with specific features whose blocks are “chained” on a shared database – for issuing government bonds and digital currency, for example.”

The Nation:

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