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Business’ human rights responsibilities in conflict zones: Standards, tools and perspectives

31 May 2010, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Hosted by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

This panel was a side event during the 14th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.  The event brought together a broad range of panelists to discuss human rights challenges, and peace-building opportunities, that face business in conflict and post-conflict zones.

Announcement describing the event [PDF]

Panelists:

Moderator: Chris Marsden, Chair of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; Chair of Institute for Human Rights and Business

Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Switzerland [DOC]

Gérald Pachoud, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights

Christian Frutiger, Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé [DOC]

Johan Genneby, Director Market Development, International Council of Swedish Industry [DOC]

Professor Anita Ramasastry, Professor at University of Washington School of Law

Andrea Iff, Senior Researcher & Project Coordinator of Business & Peace, swisspeace [DOC]

Mauricio Lazala, Senior Researcher & Manager of “Business, Conflict & Peace Project”, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre [DOC]

 

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