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UN Virtual Forum kicks off with groups calling for effective remedies and protections for human rights defenders

The first ever virtual version of the UN Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights is currently going on (08 June to 12 June 2020) and this is organised by UNDP's BHR-Asia Pacifc, International Labour Organization, UN Women, UNOCHR, UNICEF, and UNESCAP.

Various organisations have released statements and open letters addressed to the organisers and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, calling for, among other things, greater protection for human rights defenders against ongoing judicial harassment and the realization of class action and transboundary litigation as effective mechanisms of remedy. 

The statements/open letters are linked below.