2nd Meeting, Intersessional Seminar on Funds of Illicit Origin - Human Rights Council
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Intersessional seminar on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human rights

Description

Session 2:            Options
for a non-binding set of practical guidelines for efficient asset recovery

Moderator: Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, Executive
Director at Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Panellists:

·        
Ms. Attiya Waris, Independent Expert on the
effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations
of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic,
social and cultural rights

·        
Mr. Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Member of the
Advisory Committee and Rapporteur of the study on utilizing non-repatriated
illicit funds with a view to supporting the achievement of the Sustainable
Development Goals

·        
Ms. Silvana Carrión Ordinola, Ad Hoc Public
Prosecutor for the Odebrecht case and others, Peru

·        
Mr. David Ugolor, Executive Director, Africa
Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ)

Background

In March 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted
resolution 46/11 on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds
of illicit origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human
rights. In the resolution, the Council decided to convene a one-day
intersessional seminar on the negative impact of the non-repatriation of
funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of
human rights, to discuss challenges and best practices in this regard
and to make recommendations, with the participation of States, the
Advisory Committee and other relevant stakeholders. The same resolution
requested the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and
other related international financial obligations of States on the full
enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and
cultural rights to conduct a new study, in connection with the previous
relevant studies conducted by the mandate holder and the Advisory
Committee, on a proposed non-binding set of practical guidelines for
efficient asset recovery aiming at curbing the illicit transfer of funds
and mitigating its negative effects on the enjoyment of human rights
with a view to help requesting and requested States to strengthen their
cooperation in this regard.