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Side event: "Engaging NHRIs in securing the promotion and protection of human rights in business"

5 June 2009, Palais des Nations, Geneva


Co-organised by:  

  • International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion & Protection of Human Rights (ICC)
  • Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


This panel was a side event during the 11th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2-19 June 2009).  The panel discussed the emerging role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on the business and human rights agenda.


Official report of the side event [DOC]


Announcement describing the event [DOC]:







Moderator: Claire Methven O’Brien, Human rights adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights [DOC]


Lene Wendland, Advisor on business and human rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


Florence Simbiri Jaoko, Chairperson, Kenya National Human Rights Commission


Myriam Montrat, Director-General of Discrimination Prevention Branch, Canadian Human Rights Commission [PPT]


Chris Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre [DOC]