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Regional conference on business and human rights [Seoul, So. Korea]

Author: Asia Pacific Forum, Published on: 22 August 2011

Emerging regional trends and issues in human rights and business will be a key discussion topic when representatives from national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia Pacific meet for a major conference in October [11-13]. The conference, to be co-hosted by APF and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, will also discuss the training needs of NHRIs and other strategies to bolster their capacity to engage and advise the corporate sector on human rights issues. More than 180 representatives from NHRIs, international organisations, business associations, government and NGOs are expected to attend...The conference will look at existing international standards, including the 'protect, respect and remedy' framework developed by Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights, as well as the steps that NHRIs can take to implement the framework’s Guiding Principles.

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