Search

Webinar “The International Obligations of Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities”

Fecha: (12/8/2020 12:05:19 PM)

-ilustracion.png

San José, Costa Rica. The Webinar “The International Obligations of Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities” took place October 7-8, 2020. The event, organized by the IIHR, was sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden in Guatemala.

undefined

The activity was inaugurated by José Thompson, IIHR Executive Director. The introduction to the first pillar of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was presented by Humberto Cantú Rivera (IIHR specialist, Professor of the Law School and Executive Director of the Institute of Human Rights and Businesses of the University of Monterrey (UDEM-Mexico) and Danielle Anne Pamplona (Professor of the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná). There followed a period of interaction among the participants.

undefined

Prof. Cantú then presented the recent IIHR publication “The Diagnostic Tool to Implement the International Obligations of Human Rights in the Context of Business Activity” and spoke on Pillar I: State Duty to Protect Human Rights.

undefined

The first day ended with a roundtable on The State Obligation to Protect with regard to Business Activities, which was led by Prof. Pamplona, Enrique Prieto Ríos (Director of Research of the Law School of the University of Rosario) and Ana Claudia Ruy Cardia Atchabahian (Professor of the Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie).

The agenda of the second day included the examination of Pillar III of the Guiding Principles by Prof. Cantú and Prof. Pamplona, which was followed by questions from the participants. Prof. Cantú then lectured on the duty to remedy the damage caused by human rights violations by means of effective and accessible mechanisms, implemented by the States and by businesses.

undefined

The Webinar concluded with a roundtable on “The obligation of reparation as a result of adverse impacts of business activity,” conducted by Ana Luisa Walter de Santana (Professor, Universidad de los Andes), Florencia Wegher Osci (assistant to the Chair in Private International Law of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral), and Salvador Herencia Carrasco (Director of the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Ottawa).

Photo gallery

Download the “Herramienta de diagnóstico sobre la implementación de las obligaciones internacionales de derechos humanos en el contexto de la actividad empresarial” without charge by filling out this form