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Latest activities

Sovereign debt crisis in Greece

Forthcoming country visit from 30 November to 7 December 2015; Statements by the Independent Expert:
"Not at the cost of human rights" - UN experts wars against more austerity measures for Greece, 15 July 2015
Human rights should not stop at the doors of international institutions, 2 June 2015

3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, 13-16 July 2015

Statement Round Table 2 - Statement Round Table 3, 14 July 2016
Comments by the Independent Expert on the draft outcome document, 22 May 2015

Visit to the People's Republic of China (June/July 2015)

Focus: Integration of human rights into China's international lending, End-of-Mission-Statement, 6 July 2015

Multilateral legal framework for debt restructuring processes

Submission by the Independent Expert, 26 January 2015

Reports to the Human Rights Council (April 2015)

Financial complicity: Lending to States involved in gross violations of human rights (A/HRC/28/59)

Illicit financial flows, human rights and the post-2015 development agenda (A/HRC/28/60)

Visit to Iceland (December 2014)

Focus: Human rights challenges of the banking crisis and good practices in dealing with financial crisis, report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/59/Add.1)

Report to the Human Rights Council (April 2014)

Topic: Activities by the former Independent Expert, Mr. Cephas Lumina, 2008-2014 (A/HRC/25/50)

Visit to Argentina (November 2013)

The Independent Expert visited Argentina from 17 to 29 November 2013. Report to the UN Human Rights Council  (A/HRC/25/50/Add.3)

Report to the General Assembly (October 2013)

Topic: MDG 8 - Global partnership for development: lessons for the post -2015 development framework of the United Nations (A/68/542)

Mission to Japan (July 2013)

The Independent Expert visited Japan from 16 to 19 July 2013, see. report to the UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/25/50/Add.2)

Expert Consultation on the negative impact of non-repatriation of illicit funds on human rights, Geneva 20-21 June 2013

Read more Interim report on the non-repatriation of illicit funds, Report to the Human Rights Council, A/HRC/22/42) E, and  final report, (A/HRC/25/52)

Report to the Human Rights Council (May 2013)

Topic: Assessment of the human rights impact of international debt relief initiatives, A/HRC/23/37

Visit to Greece (April 2013)

The Independent Expert conducted a fact-finding mission to Greece from 22 to 26 April 2013, see report to the UN Human Rights Council  (A/HRC/25/50/Add.3)

Report to the General Assembly (October 2012)

Main focus: Main focus: impact of foreign debt on women’s rights, A/67/304 - E F S A C R