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1st meeting, Expert Meeting on the Obstacles to…

1st meeting, Expert Meeting on the Obstacles to Repatriation of Funds of Illicit Origin
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OHCHR expert meeting on the obstacles to repatriation of funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin and their impact on the enjoyment of human rights - In accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 52/21
Opening session
  • Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 
  • H.E. Mr. Omar Zniber, President of the Human Rights Council
  • H.E. Ms. Lubna Qassim, Deputy Permanent Representative, United Arab Emirates Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Mr. Shervin Majlessi, Chief, Convention Support Section, UNODC
Session 1: Obstacles to the repatriation of funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin: challenges identified at the different stages of the process of repatriation
  • H.E. Mr. Abdulla Gadir Boh, Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority of Libya
  • H.E. Mr. Makrem Djelassi, Chargé de Mission at the Cabinet of the Minister of Justice of Tunisia
  • Ms. Andrea Iff, Policy Advisor Asset Recovery, Deputy Head Peace, Governance and Equality Section, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation SDC, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Yara Esquivel Soto, Senior Financial Sector Specialist Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) Financial Stability and Integrity, World Bank Group
  • Mr. Daniel H. Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Ms. Attiya Waris, Independent Expert on foreign debt, other international financial obligations and human rights
Moderator: Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda, Executive Director, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)