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Intersessional Panel Discussion on Corruption…

Intersessional Panel Discussion on Corruption and Human Rights - Human Rights Council

Production Date
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02:00:47
Summary
Intersessional panel discussion on the challenges and good practices in the prevention of corruption, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Description

Objectives:

The panel aims to:

 ·         Deepen the understanding of the nexus between corruption and human rights,

·         Discuss the challenges and good practices in the prevention of corruption, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic,

·         Identify opportunities for linking anti-corruption measures with the promotion and protection of human rights, and how they relate to national development agendas,

·         Identify opportunities for policy coherence among the intergovernmental processes,

·         Consider ideas for further steps and actions that might usefully be taken by the UN-system, including the Human Rights Council, to help States adopt a rights-based approach to preventing and fighting corruption.

Opening remarks:

Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

 Ms. Brigitte Strobel-Shaw, Chief, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

 

Chair:

H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council

Moderator:

Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean of International Anti-Corruption Academy

Panellists:

-          Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Member, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

-          Mr. David Clarke, Unit Head a.i., Health Systems Governance and Policy, World Health Organization

-          Ms. Beatriz Elena Londoño, Secretary for Transparency of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia

-          Ms. Gillian Dell, Head of Conventions Programme, Transparency International

Background

In July 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 47/7 on the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights. In the resolution, the Council decided to convene an intersessional panel discussion on the challenges and good practices in the prevention of corruption, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council also decided that the discussions would be fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

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