Sustainability Matters: Effective Remedies for Human Rights Impacts

  • Dates:
    Jan 27, 2010
  • Event Type:
    Webinar

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BSR

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Focus of the Forum

More and more companies are proactively managing their human rights impacts. Yet, even the best management system do not always prevent all negative human rights impacts in a company's operating environment.

So when human rights are violated, it is critical that victims are provided with effective access to remedies. While it is the primary responsibility of governments to provide remedy through the court system, non-judicial remedies such as grievance mechanisms, ombudsmen processes, and mediation can be effective.

In this webinar, we will explore how companies can set up these systems and discuss their benefits and risks in a conversation with Caroline Rees, an expert on non-judicial grievance mechanisms at the Harvard Kennedy School and on the UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights.

Speakers
  • Caroline Rees, Director, Governance and Accountability Program, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Faris Natour, Director, Research & Innovation, BSR (moderator)

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Focus of the Forum

More and more companies are proactively managing their human rights impacts. Yet, even the best management system do not always prevent all negative human rights impacts in a company's operating environment.

So when human rights are violated, it is critical that victims are provided with effective access to remedies. While it is the primary responsibility of governments to provide remedy through the court system, non-judicial remedies such as grievance mechanisms, ombudsmen processes, and mediation can be effective.

In this webinar, we will explore how companies can set up these systems and discuss their benefits and risks in a conversation with Caroline Rees, an expert on non-judicial grievance mechanisms at the Harvard Kennedy School and on the UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights.

Speakers
  • Caroline Rees, Director, Governance and Accountability Program, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Faris Natour, Director, Research & Innovation, BSR (moderator)