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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:20am
What do “Protect, Respect, Remedy” mean in practice in conflict contexts

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This Forum session led by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights will address new ways to strengthen corporate respect for human rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts. It is part of the consultation process for a Working Group project that will lead to recommendations to governments and business enterprises in a report to the UN Human Rights Council in 2020.

The project will address implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in all stages of conflict, from prevention to post-conflict, including transitional justice. It will cover all three pillars of the Guiding Principles:
- the State duty to protect against business-related human rights abuse
- the corporate responsibility to respect human rights
- the need for access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse

Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
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Gerald Pachoud

Managing partner, Pluto & Associates
Gerald Pachoud is advising the Working Group's project on business and human rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Before founding Pluto in late 2015, Gerald initiated and led the program on business and human security in the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 to... Read More →
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Anita Ramasastry

Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Anita Ramasastry is the Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School Of Law. She researches and teaches in the fields of law and development, anti-corruption, international... Read More →

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John Katsos

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah
Business in conflict contexts. Advancing peace through human rights promotion.
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Maria Prandi

Coordinator, Network on Business, Conflict and Human Rights
The BCHR Network brings together researchers, practitioners and NGO representatives from various fields with the aim of researching and analysing the role of business in conflict situations as well as the violations of human and peoples’ rights and other social and environmental... Read More →
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Jamie Williamson

Executive Director, ICOCA

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:20am CET
Room XXI