Day Two: Session 3

Session 3 Integrating Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Policies. Challenges and Opportunities 

Coordinator: Magdelena Sepúlveda Carmona, Research Director, International Council on Human Rights Policy/United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty
Date: Friday 17:00 to 19:00
Location: MC 2

Most existing work examines the causes and consequences of corruption, mechanisms and policies to prevent it. Recent studies that focus specifically on human rights either do not provide detailed guidance or have a narrow aim. The International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), to complement previous initiatives, proposes to identify, explore and clarify the linkages between corruption and human rights; to access the direct impact of corruption on human right on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups among others; to access the strengths and weaknesses of international anti-corruption strategies from a human rights point of view; and to access where fuller use of human rights norms, principles and methods would make such strategies more effective in practice.

The workshop is to be of a practical nature, in the course of which expert panelists will facilitate discussions under the stream of Peace and Security focusing specifically on:(a) where corruption directly impacts on the enjoyment of specific human rights and where the adoption of human rights principles and methods would strengthen or weaken anti-corruption programmes, and (b) makes human rights and anti corruption mechanisms more accessible to the vulnerable as to well to other groups.

Moderator: Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Research Director, International Council on Human Rights Policy/United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty
Rapporteur: Julio Bacio Terracino, Associate Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva

Panellists:
Christian Gruenberg,
Director Transparency Programme CIPPEC/Lead Researcher, International Council on Human Rights Policy ICHRP and Human Rights Adviser, Democratic Governance Group, UNDP
Philliat Matsheza, Policy Advisor, Anti-Corruption Democratic Governance Group Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Stuart Gilman, Deputy Director, Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), World Bank and Senior Advisor, Governance, Security and Rule of Law Section of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Keith Henderson, Senior Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law Advisor to the QED Group LLC/Adjunct Professor of Law at American University's Washington