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18 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

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Human rights, gender and corruption: linkages, good practices, potential and limitations

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A Special Event at the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

This event, which forms part of the activities of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, is co-organized with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre), CHRAJ-Ghana, Switzerland and Morocco – aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures. Participants will share good practices and their views on the potential and limitations of mainstreaming the anti-corruption and human rights agendas.

This event will also be the occasion to present the Practitioners’ Guide on Human Rights and Countering Corruption, published by the Geneva Academy and the CCPR Centre, to the anti-corruption community: governments, NGOs, experts, practitioners, representatives of international organizations, the media and Nations Human Rights Institutions.

Moderator

  • Richard Lapper, OHCHR

Panelists

  • Charles Ayamdoo, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana: The experience of the CHRAJ in increasing awareness of the negative impact of corruption on human rights and promoting gender equality
  • Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights: Illicit Financial Flows and Human Rights
  • Lazarie Eeckeloo, CCPR Centre: Launch of a Practitioners’ Guide on Corruption and Human Rights
  • Stefan Estermann, Switzerland: The potential of mainstreaming the anti-corruption and human rights agendas
  • Azzeddine Farhane, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the International Organizations in Vienna: The contribution of the Kingdom of Morocco for introducing corruption on the agenda of the Human Rights Council
  • Jennifer Sarvary Bradford, UNODC: How can the implementation of the UNCAC support human rights and what are the main linkages between UNCAC and international human rights law?

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