CCC CANDIDACY 2024: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Name of Candidate: Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Individual member
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Country: United States
Which seat are you nominating for? Individual Member Seat

Top 3 Priorities to Achieve as a CCC Member

1. Amplifying the visibility and voices of victims of corruption (especially grand corruption/kleptocracy) both in judicial and asset recovery proceedings at the national and transnational level and in the discourse around why anti-corruption work matters, as part of work to operationalize the link between anti-corruption and human rights.

2. Work with national anti-corruption groups on strengthening regional and cross- regional networks and increasing their engagement with international anti-corruption bodies and resources.

3. Work on strategic litigation in national courts and international bodies, especially around grand corruption and enablers.

Candidate’s Profile

I am a partially retired academic specializing in human rights, environmental and tort law. I teach at the University of California Law, San Francisco.

I have worked with civil society groups, mostly in Latin America, on anti-impunity and accountability for over 30 years. I came to anti-corruption work out of a sense that the protection of human rights and the environment is increasingly being undermined and impeded by the control of state institutions (and business elites) by kleptocrats who subvert controls, create impunity for themselves, and reconfigure the state to support private gain rather than the public good.

I have worked with the CCC of the UNCAC Coalition over the last two years helping to strengthen internal policies and procedures, working with several Working Groups, and giving public presentations on victims of corruption, human rights and corruption, etc. I will publish a book on this subject next year. I am also on the Board of several human rights groups, including Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) which works in Latin America. I would be honored to continue my work with the UNCAC Coalition over the next two years.

Contributions to the Work of the Coalition

As mentioned above, my expertise is in international human rights and the human rights- related jurisprudence of national courts, especially in Latin America. I plan to use this expertise to contribute to the work of a number of Working Groups, to strengthen the existing Database on victim access, and to help the Coalition navigate the increasing salience of human rights discourses in the anti-corruption space. I will also try to represent the individual members in the Coalition.

Candidacy & Interest Disclosure


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