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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 a BA in Business and Management, an LLB (cum laude) in Public International Law and Human Rights and an MBA in International Business. She is currently the Managing Director of Green Transparency, a firm that provides clients with the tools and expertise they need to effectively manage their environmental strategies. 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 to students, diplomats and trade associations. She is a legal trainer for Kreisau Initiative’s Model International Criminal Court and the Anne Frank House’s Justice Now Project. Shirleen has been a member of a working group on organised crime for the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights since 2016 and she was recently nominated as a member to the working group on Environmental and Economic Governance for the World Federalist Movement (Institute for Global Policy).

Parallel to her job, she enjoys writing articles pertaining to governance and is exploring ways to make cities meet some of the targets of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a strong focus on Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and Goal 13 (Climate Action). Her work on projects have led to several online publications and 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”.

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