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Uganda: Conference to discuss state of business & human rights; includes call for abstracts

An upcoming conference on economic, social and cultural rights in Uganda will focus on business and human rights. It will raise awareness of the state of business and human rights in Uganda. The participants will also discuss the state of corporate accountability in Uganda. It will be organised by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights and will held on September 14 & 15, 2016 at Makerere University.

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2 August 2016

Call for abstract submissions

Author: Initiative for Social & Economic Rights (Uganda)

"The 3rd annual national conference on economic social and cultural rights: Call for Abstract Submissions"

The 3rd Annual National Conference is scheduled for 14th and 15th September 2016 at Makerere University Main Hall. The Conference will this year be held under the theme; Business and Human Rights in Uganda: Accountability V. Social Responsibility for Corporate Abuses.” The conference organizers invite all interested persons and organizations to make submissions of abstracts for proposed individual presentations or panel discussions during the conference.

The submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following thematic areas: development of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights; Sustainable Development Goals and Business and Human Rights;Protect, Respect and Remedy in practice: progress and challenges in implementing corporate responsibility and accountability; Implementation of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in decision-making processes; the role of international, regional and national CSOs in promoting business and human rights principles; state obligation to protect against human rights violations by non-state actors; ensuring free, prior and informed consent in developmental projects as a driver for sustainable development; health rights and workplace safety; national legal framework on business and human rights; case studies on business and human rights, among others...

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2 August 2016

Upcoming conference on business & human rights; concept note

Author: Initiative for Social & Economic Rights (Uganda)

"3rd Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Concept Note"

The aim of the 3rd conference is to initiate and contribute to public dialogue about business and human rights and enhance the need to build structures and frameworks that enhance respect and protection of human rights by businesses, as well as ensuring access to remedies in cases of abuses.

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