A/HRC/RES/17/23

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
19 July 2011
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Seventeenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council∗

17/23 The negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit
origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human
rights
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the Declaration on the Right to Development as well as other relevant human rights
instruments,
Reaffirming the commitment to ensure the effective enjoyment by all of all human
rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to
development, and the obligation of all States, regardless of their political, economic and
cultural systems, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Noting the entry into force of the United Nations Convention against Corruption,
including its chapter V, as well as the United Nations Convention against Transnational
Organized Crime,
Noting also the work carried out by different United Nations and international and
regional organizations in this field,
Recalling General Assembly resolutions 60/207 of 22 December 2005 and 64/237 of
24 December 2009 on preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of assets of
illicit origin and returning such assets, in particular to the countries of origin, consistent
with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as well as other relevant Assembly
resolutions,
Concerned about the seriousness of problems posed by corrupt practices and the
transfer of funds of illicit origin, which may endanger the stability and security of societies,
∗

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its seventeenth session (A/HRC/17/2), chap. I.

GE.11-15064

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