Events in 2012

"UN Forum on Business and Human Rights", organised by UN Working Group on business & human rights - Geneva, 4-5 Dec 2012
   - Invitation to register [PDF], 31 Aug 2012, and further information for all participants on how to register - deadline 1 Nov

"Research workshop on Business and Human Rights - 500 days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights",London School of Economics & Political Science- call for papers on topics including: "Strengths and weaknesses of the Guiding Principles", "Achievements, challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Guiding Principles" - 23 Nov 2012

"Child rights and the business sector: Urging states and private companies to meet their obligations", Intl. Institute for the Rights of the Child - with session on "United Nations Framework" & Guiding Principles with Michael Addo, Member of UN Working Group on business & human rights - Bramois, Switzerland, 14-17 Oct 2012

"Regional Training Workshop on Business and Human Rights" for NGOs from resource-rich African countries, Global Rights - London, 8-11 Oct 2012

"Conference report: Business and human rights: implementing the Guiding Principles one year on", Wilton Park, 27-29 Jun 2012
- Podcast recorded at the conference also provided, contributors include: Dan Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State; Alex Guáqueta, Lecturer, School of International Studies, Flinders University; Rajiv Enoch Williams, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Jindal Stainless Limited

"Implementation Workshop [for companies] on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", US State Department - Washington DC, 30 Apr 2012

"Public Seminar: Business & Human Rights", La Trobe Univ. - Melbourne, Australia, 29 Mar 2012

"Business and Human Rights seminar", Clifford Chance - Washington D.C., 27 Mar 2012; New York, 28 Mar 2012

"Business & Human Rights Workshop: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles", UN Association of Australia, Victoria Division - Melbourne, 29 Mar 2012

"Intl. Conference on The 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework: Charting a Future or Taking the Wrong Turn for Business and Human Rights?", School of Law, City Univ. of Hong Kong; So. African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and Intl. Law (SAIFAC) - Johannesburg, 23-24 Jan 2012

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