We, members of the UNCAC Coalition working groups, as a network of more than 300 civil society organizations, academics and experts from all over the world, are deeply concerned about the impunity of the perpetrators of corruption towards those harmed by their crimes, including in cross-border cases involving high-level officials, multinational companies, major financial institutions and professional enablers.
We urge States Parties to agree on concrete steps at the 10th UNCAC CoSP to accelerate efforts to address the consequences of corruption and ensure remedies for the damages caused, particularly at the collective level. States have a duty to protect against and ensure reparation for the human rights violations caused by corruption. Only if anti-corruption efforts address the harm to victims, will justice be served.
Read our Open Letter: https://uncaccoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/Open-Letter-to-Goverments_-Victims-Remedies.pdf