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Do we need a Special Rapporteur on Anti-Corruption and if so, what should its mandate be?

Special Session for UNCAC CoSP Delegates By invitation only Video recording will be available after the event

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 EeckelooHuman Rights Officer, Center for Civil and Political Rights
  • Dato' Muhammad Salim Sundar – Founding member and trustee, Perdana International Anti-Corruption Champion Foundation
  • Gary BalchGeneral Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors
  • Katalin CsehMember of the European Parliament
  • Diego García-SayánUN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges


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:

  1. Raise awareness of and categorise the different kinds of push-back implementors of the UNCAC face.
  2. Compile examples of international support being extended.
  3. Learn from the experience of a current special rapporteur about the scope of their mandate and their special procedures.

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Sofie Arjon Schütte
Sofie Arjon Schütte
Senior Adviser