International Conference: Beyond Good Business: Advocating for Women’s Human Rights in the context of Natural Resource Extraction and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Beyond Good Business) took place at Senate House Library, London on Monday 26th October 2015. The conference was part of wider advocacy activities which included reunions with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels from 20th to 22nd October 2015, and a Parliamentary hearing with the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentarian Group (APPG) on Human Rights at the House of Commons on Tuesday 27th October 2015.
The conference and surrounding activities were designed to explore and address the multitude of challenges that hinder women’s human rights in mine-affected communities around the world. Drawing from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the conference sought to critically assess the States’ obligation to protect and the corporate responsibility to respect women’s human rights, as well as the challenges and opportunities for women victims of company-led human rights violations in accessing remedy.
Read the full report here: Beyond Good Business report 05.11.2015*Erratum: following an error noted on Page 9 of the above document, “Corporate Responsibility to Protect Human Rights” was amended to its correct title “Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights”
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