International Seminar on Human Rights and Business at Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives

9 July 2012, Lima, Peru
Hotel José Antonio, Av. 28 de Julio # 398, Miraflores

(seminar organised by FIDH and Aprodeh)

In June 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework on Business and Human Rights, followed by the adoption, in June 2011, of accompanying Guiding Principles for its implementation. In parallel, the OECD finalized in 2011 the revision of its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Taking place just after the Rio+20 Conference and in a particularly tense national context characterized by escalating violence around mining conflicts, this international conference aims at discussing and stimulating debate on the current state of play in the field of business and human rights. Experts and participants will look at emerging trends of economic globalization and their human rights implications, in light of the quest for natural resources, current investment projects, and the growing influence of BRICS countries.

In addition to representatives of the public and private sectors, media and union representatives, participants from human rights non-governmental organisations of over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America are expected to attend.

The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss and debate recent international developments on business and human rights, particularly regarding access to justice from a victims’ perspective; provide an opportunity for dialogue between representatives of the different sectors; and stimulate discussions on emerging issues and challenges ahead based on Peruvian and international experiences.

Agenda of the seminar

The conference will be live broadcasted on line from 9:00am to 6:00pm: http://empresasddhh.lamula.pe

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