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About David Kinley

David Kinley is Professor of Human Rights Law at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney and a member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is author of Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights (Oxford University Press, New York, 2018).

Articles by David Kinley

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

From Wall Street to Main Street to No Street, money talks. Can we make it listen? Human rights may be the answer

Ten years ago, our leaders’ failure to recognize let alone address the human rights implications of an economic calamity was truly remarkable.

Finance struggles to find a social conscience

The finance sector has the capacity to enrich and reward the lives of many. The wealth it has helped generate has played a vital part in the decline in global poverty over the past 30 years.

The entitlement delusion

Within the corpus of international human rights law there presently exists no explicit recognition of a right to freedom from corruption. How can we make corruption more than a mere crime?

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