Do we need a Special Rapporteur on Anti-Corruption and if so, what should its mandate be?
Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh
15 December 2021
Wed 15 Dec 2021 | 19.00–20.00 GMT+2 Cairo
18.00–19.00 CET Stockholm, Berlin
Microsoft Teams – By invitation only. The session recording will be available after the event.
- Làzarie Eeckeloo – Human Rights Officer, Center for Civil and Political Rights
- Dato' Muhammad Salim Sundar – Founding member and trustee, Perdana International Anti-Corruption Champion Foundation
- Gary Balch – General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors
- Katalin Cseh – Member of the European Parliament
- Diego García-Sayán – UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges
- Sofie Schütte – Senior Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Implementors of the UNCAC increasingly face push-back: from individual attacks to the systematic undermining of anti-corruption institutions. We discuss the set-up of a Special UN Rapporteur on anti-corruption and its possible mandate to examine, monitor, advise, and publicly report on major right infringements of those fighting corruption.
Our one-hour virtual session on MS Teams brings togethers parties who have already proposed and/or are debating the establishment of a special rapporteur on corruption, and those who have helped investigators of corruption cases and others facing push-back in a panel discussion.
The goals of the special session are to:
- Raise awareness of and categorise the different kinds of push-back implementors of the UNCAC face.
- Compile examples of international support being extended.
- Learn from the experience of a current special rapporteur about the scope of their mandate and their special procedures.