Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights

The Independent Expert on foreign debt, other international financial obligations, and human rights plays a pivotal role in addressing the challenges posed by the debt burden in the Global South and its far-reaching social consequences. Led by Professor Attiya Waris, the current mandate holder, this expert is at the forefront of efforts to scrutinise the impact of foreign debt measures and illicit financial flows on human rights. The UN-mandated role is uniquely positioned to drive comprehensive analysis and advocate for more robust and coordinated responses at both national and international levels. By confronting intersecting inequalities and the disparities in taxing rights between nations, this expert’s work aligns with the goals of the Tax Justice Network, which is fully committed to providing support for these crucial initiatives.