Human Rights Due Diligence Report Launch & Reception
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), are pleased to announce the launch of our Human Rights Due Diligence Report, the common approaches and available options resulting from the “Human Rights Due Diligence Project.”
Over the past year, our group of Experts (Mark Taylor, Professor Olivier de Schutter, Robert Thompson and Professor Anita Ramasastry) has examined the issue of how States meet their duty to protect through using their regulatory authority to encourage or mandate human rights due diligence behavior by corporations.
Their examination was informed by private consultations with over 50 lawyers, practitioners, and representatives of civil society from each continent. The report will offer the interpretation of common approaches and available options for States to meet this duty.
We will launch our report at a side event of the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights, with a Keynote Address from Member of European Parliament Mr. Richard Howitt.
Please join us at the Palais des Nations on 3 December 2012 for the report launch and a reception to follow at Bar Escargot.
Responses are appreciated before 28 November 2012.