Join us as our panel of three major African experts discuss the impact of illicit financial flows and offshore structures on the continent’s development prospects.
- Tutu Alicante, Founder and Executive Director, EG Justice
- Khadija Sharife, Editor, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
- Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance (Chair)
- Professor Attiya Waris, UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights
Professor Attiya Waris
Professor Attiya Waris (Kenya) was appointed the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights by the Human Rights Council at its 47th session and took up this function on 1 August 2021.
She holds a PhD in Law and is a specialist in Fiscal Law, Policy and Development. She is the first female Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Nairobi. Ms Waris teaches at the Law School, University of Nairobi, Kenya and has previously taught in South Africa, Rwanda, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
Editor, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Khadija Sharife is investigative writer and editor at the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) with a focus on global illicit financial flows, political economy, and ecological predation. She is an associate with Open Secrets, a board member of the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers, Finance Uncovered and part of the UN Panel of Experts on Whistleblowers.
She is the author of Tax Us If You Can Africa (Pambazuka), Ecological Economics from the Ground Up (Juta) and other publications. She has a Master of Laws and is a Yale Poynter Fellow in Journalism and a Yale Global Justice Fellow.
Founder and Executive Director, EG Justice
Tutu Alicante is an Equatoguinean human rights and anticorruption advocate. He is founder and executive director of EG Justice (https://egjustice.org/), a nonprofit organisation that promotes the rule of law, combats kleptocracy, and demands accountability for human rights violations in Equatorial Guinea, including through national, regional and international forums and tribunals.
Previously, Tutu was an employment attorney at the Southern Migrant Legal Services, where he represented migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the US South. Tutu holds an LLM from Columbia Law School and a JD from the University of Tennessee.
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira is Professor of the International Politics of Africa at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Official Fellow of St Peter's College, and a Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin.
His research interests include African politics (particularly West and Central Africa), the geopolitics of energy and international political economy, especially in the fields of natural resource extraction, state decay and post-conflict reconstruction.
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