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

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:

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

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

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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.