At this conference, Maina Kiai, a former UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and a prominent Kenya human rights activist will give a much-anticipated keynote speech on this topic.
Maina Kiaia has spent much of his career focused on combatting corruption, supporting political reform and fighting against impunity in his native Kenya. As UN special rapporteur, he authored and co-authored a number of high-profile reports on the rights of assembly and association.
This important conference will bring together some exceptional individuals from across the world who have been involved in the fight for democratic accountability. These include civil society leaders, elected officials, investigative journalists, academics and EU officials. While these individuals will address the issue of accountability from their particular standpoints, their combined experience makes clear that accountability is a critical development factor within all societies.
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Dit orgaan is de spreekbuis voor lokale en regionale overheden binnen de Europese Unie. De Raad van de Europese Unie en de Europese Commissie zijn in bepaalde gevallen verplicht advies te vragen aan het Comité van de Regio's (CvdR), voordat zij een besluit kunnen nemen.