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Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Published on: 14 November 2016

"UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 2016 - ICAR Participation," 11 Nov 2016

ICAR Speaker Sessions

Session Title: Corruption: The business of violating human rights

Date and Time: Tuesday 15 November – 16:40 – 18:00

Room: XXII

Moderator: Anita Ramasastry, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights


  • Sara Blackwell, Legal and Policy Coordinator, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) 
  • Malin Helgesen,  LegalCounsel, Statoil ASA
  • ShaunaLeven, Directorof Anti-Corruption Campaigns, Global Witness
  • Eang Vuthy, Executive Director, Equitable Cambodia

Organizers: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and Global Witness


Session Title: Plenary III – Summing up and looking ahead to 2017 and beyond

Date and Time: Wednesday 16 November – 16:40 – 18:00

Room: XX

Moderator: Dante Pesce, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights


Moderated panel:

  • Laura Caceres, COPINH Albachir Macassar, National Director for Human Rights and Citizenship, Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, Mozambique           
  • Amol Mehra, Director, ICAR
  • Cristina Tébar Less, Head, Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Unit, OECD Vanessa Zimmerman, Group Advisor Human Rights, Rio Tinto and Director, Global Compact Network Australia

Closing remarks:

  • Chair of 2016 Forum
  • Chair of UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights


ICAR Speaker Sessions Continued

Session Title: Practical leverage of law: Do corporate group structures preclude liability for human rights impacts?

Date and Time: Tuesday 15 November – 15:00 – 16:20

Room: XXII

Moderator: Robert McCorquodale, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)


  • Gwynne Skinner, Willamette University (ICAR Expert)/Gabriel Quijano, Amnesty International 
  • Robin Brooks, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Ricardo Cortes-Monroy, Chief Legal Officer and Group General Counsel, Nestlé
  • Maarten Scholten, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel, Total

Organizers: BIICL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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Related companies: Equinor (formerly Statoil) Nestlé Total