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Intersessional panel discussion on the challenges and good practices in the prevention of corruption, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Background

In July 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 47/7 on the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights. In the resolution, the Council decided to convene an intersessional panel discussion on the challenges and good practices in the prevention of corruption, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council also decided that the discussions would be fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

The panel discussion was held on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Geneva time, in a hybrid format at the Palais des Nations, conference room XIX/Zoom.

Statements and Written Submissions

Opening remarks: Panelists:
  • Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Member, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Mr. David Clarke, Unit Head a.i., Health Systems Governance and Policy, World Health Organization
  • Ms. Beatriz Elena Londoño, Secretary for Transparency of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia
  • Ms. Gillian Dell, Head of Conventions Programme, Transparency International
States and Regional Organizations: NGOs:

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