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Business & human rights workshop & training for NGOs from resource-rich African countries (London, 8-11 Oct)

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23 October 2012

Getting Down to Business and Human Rights

Author: Susan Farnsworth, Global Rights

...[Our] workshop brought together three key constituencies – civil society, government and corporations – to discuss the many elements that make up the intersection of business and human rights. We primarily focused on two important international mechanisms that when followed, protect communities from dangerous human rights violations: The UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (GPs) and The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). For three day we had civil society, governments and businesses – all with different perspectives – exchanging ideas, suggestions and remedies to protect human rights...[P]articipants agreed that civil society can play a critical role in holding governments and businesses accountable for their responsibilities to protect human rights.

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1 September 2012

[DOC] Global Rights: Partners for Justice Holds Regional Training Workshop on Business and Human Rights [UK]

Author: Global Rights

On October 8-11, 2012, Global Rights: Partners for Justice will host a regional training workshop on business and human rights in London. The workshop will build and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) from resource-rich countries in Africa to better strategise around their human rights advocacy work with governments and companies, in order to advance the protection of and respect for human rights. It will also help CSOs gain access to effective remedies for human rights violations involving companies.

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Author: Global Rights

Du 8 au 11 octobre, Global Rights: Partners for Justice organise un atelier régional de formation au sujet des entreprises et des droits de l'homme, à Londres. Cet atelier visera de renforcer les capacités des organisations de la société civile (OSC) provenant de pays africains riches en ressources naturelles. La formation les permettra de mieux élaborer des stratégies de plaidoyer pour les droits de l'homme auprès des états et des entreprises. Le but ultime étant de faire avancer la protection et le respect des droits de l'homme. Les participants seront formés au sujet de la mise en œuvre pratique des Principes Directeurs de l'ONU relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme ; les Principes volontaires sur la sécurité et les droits de l'homme ; les bonnes pratiques relative aux contrats ; la diligence raisonnable ; l'accès aux recours efficaces en cas des violations des droits de l'homme.

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