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CESR Highlights the Importance of Human Rights to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

In the context of the 4th Conference on Right to Development and Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, CESR presented in and chaired a panel discussion focused on the human rights implications of Illicit Financial Flows (IFF). Participants also included Asha Ramgobin (Human Rights Development Initiative) and Liz Nelson (Tax Justice Network). The discussion was built around the Primer on Illicit Financial Flows and Human Rights in Africa, and panelists explored its connection with the recently launched Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy (steered by CESR and six other partners in the Initiative for Human Rights Principles in Fiscal Policy).

The Conference was organized by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of the Free State, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, and the National University of Lesotho, and gathered experts and activists from various fields and regions.