Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The UN guiding principles requires companies to undertake due diligence on the basis of human rights risks. Community engagement has emerged as a cornerstone of human rights respecting strategies.
This panel will provide an introductory pathway for juniors to learn about the practical implementation of voluntary principles. Our diverse set of panellists will provide suggestions on human rights due diligence best practices, including respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, protecting women and vulnerable groups in the provision of security, as well as understanding conflict drivers, preventing and mitigating conflict. New tools have emerged, and their application helps companies and other stakeholders live up to human rights expectations, especially in complex and challenging environments.
Audience and panellists alike will enter a real-life scenario and engage in the interactive dialogue illustrate how different tools can be used to employ best practices in preventing conflict and engaging with vulnerable stakeholders
Chair: Mora Johnson, Voluntary Principles Initiative, Ottawa, Canada