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Side events by Danish Institute for Human Rights

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights, Published on: 14 November 2016

"UN Forum on Business and Human Rights," Nov 2016

The Danish institute for Human Rights...is participating in or co-organising the following events.

Monday 14 November

15:00-16:20: Lessons from the field when implementing human rights impact assessments. Room: XX

  • Sarah Zoen, Oxfam (Moderator)
  • Fernanda Hopenhaym, PODER Mexico
  • Michael Clements, LHR South Africa
  • Gustavo Ferroni, Oxfam Brazil
  • Eniko Horvath, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Aung Kyaw Soe, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Organisers:  Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Danish Institute for Human Rights, FIDH, Oxfam, PODER.

18:15-19:30: Book Launch: Business and human rights- Reflections from Latin America. Room: XXI

  • Humberto Cantú Rivera, Panthéon-Assas University (Moderator)
  • Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Surya Deva, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
  • Fernanda Hopenhaym, PODER
  • Paloma Muñoz Quick, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Santiago Ramírez Reyes, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • Ramiro Rivadeneira Silva, National Human Rights Institution of Ecuador (video)
  • Nicolás Carrillo Santarelli, La Sabana University, Colombia (video)

Organisers; Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Inter-American Institute for Human Rights)

Wednesday 16 November

08:20-09:40 - Securing Respect for Human rights in the Global Transition to Renewable Energy. Room: XXIII

  • Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (Moderator)
  • Albert Barume, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • France Bourgouin, Head of Responsible Sourcing
  • Jelena Stamenkova van Rumpt, Responsible Investment Advisor, PGGM Investments
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People

Organisers: Danish Institute for Human Rights and DONG Energy

08:20-09:40 - Government procurement: emerging practice in the apparel and electronics sectors. Room XXII

  • Robert Stumberg, Director, Harrison Institute for Public Law (Moderator)
  • Katherine Schwenn, City of Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Leslie Johnston, Executive Director, C&A Foundation
  • Pauline Gothberg, National Coordinator, Swedish County Councils
  • Marcel Jacobs, Director of Supplier Sustainability, Philips
  • Björn Claeson, Director, Electronics Watch (Commentator)
  • Kevin Funk, Senior Advisor, U.S. General Services Administration Organisers (Commentator)

Organisers: Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University, ICAR, Electronics Watch and Danish Institute for Human Rights

10:00-11:20- Public Procurement, Human rights and Sustainable Development: the need for policy coherence. Room: XXII

  • Dante Pesce, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Speakers
  • Trinidad Inostroza, Chile Compra Chile Compra; President, Inter-American Network for Government Procurement
  • Caroline Nicholas, Senior Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division, UNCITRAL
  • Claire Methven O'Brien, Danish Institute for Human Rights; International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights (tbc)
  • Geo Quinot, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Director, African Public Procurement Research Group

Organisers: International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights (Danish Institute for Human Rights, ICAR, Georgetown University)

15:00-16:20- Advancing National Action Plans: Perspectives from the “Global South”. Room XXVII

  • Dante Pesce, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (Moderator)
  • Anselmo Lee, Executive Director. Korea Human Rights Foundation
  • Stella Wangechi, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
  • Elena Villafuete, ProDESC
  • Michael Ineichen, Programme Manager and Human Rights Council Advocacy Director, International Service for Human Rights

Organisers: Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma); Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR); International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR); International Service for Human Rights (ISHR); Project on Development, Organization and Research (PODER)

Thursday 17 November

09:00-16:00- Learning Lab Workshop on Public Procurement and Human Rights

09:00-16:00- Human Rights in Impact Assessment Workshop (invite only)

This practitioner workshop will follow-up on the launch of the DIHR HRIA Guidance and Toolbox road-testing draft in January 2016. Stakeholders from business, civil society, financial institutions and multilateral institutions will exchange ideas and practices on the topic of human rights in impact assessment, including through case studies and thematic small-group discussions. More information here.

Our team’s contacts:

  • Elin Wrzoncki, Human Rights and Business Programme Manager: +45 91 32 57 92 twitter: @eelwr
  • Paloma Munoz, Human Rights and Business Advisor: +1 202 304 9117
  • Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Human Rights and Development Department Director: +45 2553 7664
  • Cathrine Poulsen-Hansen, Corporate Engagement Programme Manager: +45 9132 5619 twitter: @CathrineBPH
  • Signe Andreasen Lysgaard, Corporate Engagement Senior Advisor: +45 9132 5780

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Related companies: Orsted Royal Philips Electronics