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Christopher Avery

Human Rights and Business Award Foundation
Chair of the foundation's board
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Chris was Founding Director (2002-2013) of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and before that worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International as Legal Adviser and Deputy Head of the Research Department. He will co-moderate a Forum session (27 Nov, 18:15-19:45) where the first annual Human Rights and Business Award (with a $50,000 grant) will be presented for "outstanding work by human rights defenders in the Global South or former Soviet Union addressing the human rights impacts of business in those regions."