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11 Oct 2012

Business and Human Rights in the Middle East, 11 Oct 2012, NYC

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is pleased to invite you to the 3rd annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series:

“Business & Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa”

Thursday October 11, 2012 – 6:15pm arrival, event begins 6:30pm
post-event reception begins 8pm

Location: Practising Law Institute, 810 Seventh Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd), 21st floor, New York

See below for RSVP details

In the context of changes underway in the Middle East & North Africa, there is understandably a focus on the human rights conduct of governments in the region.  However the private sector plays an increasingly influential role.

This ground-breaking event will help shine a light on ways in which companies in the region are impacting human rights and the environment – negatively and positively.


Featured speakers:

Mohamed Nagi, Director, Habi Center for Environmental Rights (Cairo) - résumé - bio explaining what led Mohamed to found the Habi Center

Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East & North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch - bio

Introduced by: Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice – former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland - bio

With remarks also by:

Sa’eda Al-Kilani, Middle East & North Africa Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (Amman) - bio

Rania Fazah, Middle East Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (Beirut) - bio

Questions from the audience will be welcome. 

Admission is free, but reservations are required to attend, so please RSVP as soon as possibleto Irene Pietropaoli to ensure you have a space:[email protected] or call +1 212 564 9160