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Annual thematic reports

Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights

The Independent Expert submits annual thematic reports to the Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the General Assembly (GA). Thematic reports document the Independent Expert’s findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN Member States, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

 

Session Title Symbol
2023
78th session of GA
Preserving, protecting, upholding and securing human rights in times of uncertainty A/78/179
2023
52nd session of HRC
International financial obligations, digital systems and human rights A/HRC/52/34
2023
52nd session of HRC
Non-binding set of practical guidelines for efficient asset recovery A/HRC/52/45
2022
77th session of GA
Towards a global fiscal architecture using a human rights lens A/77/169
2022 49th session HRC Taking stock and identifying priorities a vision for the future work of the mandate A/HRC/49/47
2021
76th session of GA
International debt architecture reform and human rights A/76/167
2021
46th session HRC
Debt relief, debt crisis prevention and human rights: the role of credit rating agencies A/HRC/46/29
2020
75th session of GA
Addressing, from a human rights perspective, the debt-related problems of developing countries caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic A/75/164
2020
43rd session HRC
Private debt and human rights A/HRC/43/45
2019
74th session of GA
Responsibility for complicity of IFIs in human rights violations in the context of retrogressive economic reforms A/74/178
2019
40th session HRC
Guiding principles for assessing the human rights impact of economic reform policies A/HRC/40/57
2018
73rd session of GA
Impact of economic reform policies on women’s human rights A/73/179
2018
37th session HRC
Development of guiding principles for assessing the human rights impact of economic reform policies A/HRC/37/54
2017
72nd session of GA
Debt disputes, international investment arbitration and human rights A/72/153
2017
34th session HRC
Structural adjustment and labour rights A/HRC/34/57
2016
71st session of GA
Integrating human rights into debt policies and debt sustainability analyses to counter new debt vulnerabilities A/71/305
2016
31st session HRC
Economic inequality, financial crises and human rights A/HRC/31/60
2016
31st session HRC
Final study on illicit financial flows, human rights and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development A/HRC/31/61
2015
70th session of GA
Activities during 2014/15 and sovereign debt restructuring pacta sunt servanda principle and human rights A/70/275
2015
28th session HRC
Financial complicity: Lending to States involved in gross violations of human rights A/HRC/28/59
2015
28th session HRC
Illicit financial flows, human rights and the post 2015 development agenda. Interim study by the Independent Expert A/HRC/28/60
2014
69th session of GA
Thematic priorities of the Independent Expert A/69/273
2014
25th session HRC
Activities by the Independent Expert 2008-2014 A/HRC/25/50
2014
25th session HRC
The negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin on human rights: Final report A/HRC/25/52
2013
68th session GA
MDG 8 - Global partnership for development: lessons for the post -2015 development framework of the United Nations A/68/542
2013
23rd session HRC
Assessment of the human rights impact of international debt relief initiatives A/HRC/23/37
2013
22nd session HRC
Interim report by the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights A/HRC/22/42
2012
67th session GA
Impact of foreign debt on women’s rights A/67/304
2012
20th session HRC
Guiding principles on foreign debt and human rights A/HRC/20/23
2012
20th session HRC
Corrigendum - draft guidelines on foreign debt and human rights A/HRC/20/23/Corr.1
2011
66th session GA
Export credit agencies and human rights A/66/271
2011
17th session HRC
Draft guidelines on foreign debt and human rights A/HRC/17/37
2010
14th session HRC
Vulture funds A/HRC/14/21
2010
65th session GA
International trade A/65/260
A/65/260/Corr.1
2009
64th session GA
Report of the independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Cephas Lumina A/64/289
2009
11th session HRC
Report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Mr. Cephas Lumina A/HRC/11/10
2008
63rd session GA
Report of the independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Cephas Lumina A/63/289
2008
7th session HRC
Report of the independent expert on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Bernards Andrew Nyamwaya Mudho A/HRC/7/9
2007
4th session HRC
Report of the independent expert on the effect of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, Bernards Mudho A/HRC/4/10
2006
61st session GA
Report of the independent expert on the effects of economic reforms policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights A/61/464
2006
62nd session CHR
Effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, Report submitted by the independent expert, Bernards Mudho E/CN.4/2006/46
2005
61st session CHR
Report submitted by Mr. Bernards Mudho, independent expert on the effects of structural adjustment policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights E/CN.4/2005/42
2004
60th session CHR
Report submitted by Mr. Bernards Mudho, independent expert on the effects of structural adjustment policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights E/CN.4/2004/47
2003
59th session CHR
Report submitted by Mr. Bernards Mudho, independent expert on the effects of structural adjustment policies and foreign debt, in accordance with Commission resolution 2002/29 E/CN.4/2003/10
2001
57th session CHR
The Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative: a human rights assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP), Report submitted by Mr. Fantu Cheru, independent expert on the effects of structural adjustment policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights E/CN.4/2001/56
2000
56th session CHR
Joint report by the Independent expert on structural adjustment policies, and the Special Rapporteur on foreign debt E/CN.4/2000/51
1999
55th session CHR
Effects of structural adjustment policies on the full enjoyment of human rights, Report by the Independent Expert, Mr. Fantu Cheru, submitted in accordance with Commission decisions 1998/102 and 1997/103 E/CN.4/1999/50