Rights and accountability – the way ahead for business and human rights

On 21 and 22 November 2011, ECCHR ran a conference in Berlin together with German Watch, MISEREOR, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the Forum for Human Rights and the Network for Corporate Accountability. The event, titled Rights and accountability – the way ahead for business and human rights, was attended by representatives from the political sphere, NGOs from the global north and south, corporations, trade unions and academia.

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Second workshop on strategic litigation against corporations

Between 22 and 25 June 2011, human rights organizations met in Douala, Cameroon with lawyers, victims representatives and associations from eight different African, European and American countries to attend a workshop organized by ECCHR. The workshop, co-led by Misereor and Brot für die Welt, focused on the theme “Transnational Corporations and their Responsibilities for Human Rights: The Application of (semi) Judicial Instruments”.

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Workshop on strategic litigation against corporations

In September 2010 ECCHR led a workshop in Bogotá, Columbia, in co-operation with Miseror and Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World). Twenty Latin American, European and US organizations participated in the workshop, as did international lawyers and victims. The 37 participants developed concrete procedural strategies to deal with the human rights violations committed by transnational corporations.

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Corporate responsibility for human rights

On 20 January 2010 the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Human Rights and Business, John Ruggie, was invited to Berlin to take part in an expert consultation prior to the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development's conference "That's Right! - Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights."

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Guidelines for lawyers: taking victims' concerns into account

From 11 to 13 November 2009 the international seminar on "Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: Processing from the Victims' Perspective", was organized by the legal collective Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, in Suesca near Bogotá, Columbia.

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Multi-stakeholder consultation on the right to food

On June 19 and 20, 2009, ECCHR organized in Berlin a multi-stakeholder consultation on transnational corporations and the right to food convened under the auspices of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter. During the two-day workshop, representatives of civil society organizations, unions, academia and the business community discussed various issues related to the right to food and the role of transnational corporations.

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ECCHR conference: Transnational corporations and human rights

On October 9th and 10th 2008, experts from around the world came to Berlin for a conference focusing on “Transnational Corporations and Human Rights.” The conference provided a forum for representatives of human rights and development organizations, lawyers, social activists, and academics to debate concrete effects of globalization on human rights, as well as the current human rights violations committed by transnational corporations.

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