February 29, 2024
Funds

2nd meeting, Expert Meeting on the Obstacles to Repatriation of Funds of Illicit Origin


Session 2: Elements and benefits of a human rights-based approach to eliminate existing barriers to the repatriation of illicit funds to countries of origin: Good Practices on the use of repatriated funds for the fulfillment of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  • • Mr. Jonas Astrup, Head, Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund.
  • • Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law (video statement)
  • • Mr. Mathias Huter, Managing Director, UNCAC Coalition (video statement)
  • • Ms. Sara Brimbeuf, Senior Advocacy Officer, Illicit Financial Flows, Transparency International France.
  • • Ms. Lucia Cizmaziova, Research and Policy Manager, Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CIFAR)
  • • Mr. Aldo De Campos Costa, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council

Moderator: Mr. Ahmed Moharam Ahmed Soliman, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Closing session

  • • H.E. Mr. Sabri Bachtobji, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • • H.E. Ms. Dato’ Nadzirah Binti Osman, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • • Mr. Todd Howland, Chief, Development and Economic and Social Rights Branch, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights



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