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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

Guiding principles on foreign debt and human rights

In June 2012, the Independent Expert submitted the final text of the Guiding principles on foreign debt and human rights to the Human Rights Council. The Guiding Principles were endorsed by the Council by resolution 20/10. The Independent Expert is currently working on a Commentary to the Guiding Principles.

Visit to Latvia (May 2012)

The Independent Expert conducted a fact-finding mission to Latvia from 14 to 18 May 2012. A full report on his visit will be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2013. The visit report was presented to the Human Rights Council in May 2013,
A/HRC/23/37/Add.1, E S A C R