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Expert

Shirleen Chin

Managing Director, Green Transparency

Originally from Malaysia, Shirleen Chin is an international legal expert working on matters related to environmental crime, international criminal law, illicit trade, anti-corruption, organised crime and economic crimes. She worked largely in the non-profit sector, with some years in the private sector. She holds two Masters (MBA and LLM) and she is the Managing Director of Green Transparency, a boutique consultancy firm that helps clients with strategic advocacy. She is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

As recognition of her work, Shirleen has been invited to speak at various international conferences on environmental crime, illicit trade, anti-corruption and organised crime. She also gives regular guest lectures and trainings to students, diplomats and trade associations. Shirleen is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and has been deeply involved with Stop Ecocide Foundation, helping them with strategic advocacy.

Parallel to her workShirleen enjoys writing on topics related to governance and she has been exploring ways to use film as a tool to create positive changes for the environmentShirleen’s work on the environment have led to several publications. In 2015, she appeared as an expert guest on a Euronews TV programme called “On The Frontline” addressing “Dirty Business: Mafia’s Toxic Waste Crime Spreads Across Europe”. In March 2020, she was featured in Vogue magazine (Spain) as one of seven female environmental activists to watch.

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