International human rights standards have traditionally been the responsibility of governments, aimed at regulating relations between the State and individuals and groups. But with the increased role of corporate actors, nationally and internationally, the issue of business’ impact on the enjoyment of human rights has been placed on the agenda of the United Nations.
Think Rights supports this agenda. We are having a start up meeting to establish the new working group for all who are interested in business human rights.
Thomas Trier, external consultant for Deloitte and lawyer specializing in human rights
Representative from Danish Institute for Human Rights (more information will be posted soon)
HOW TO PREPARE
We want you to bring your curiosity and input. We are open to all ideas and we look forward to dicuss the need for action on this topic with you.
If you want to know more about human rights in a business perspective you will find the UN Guiding Principles via this link:
For more information about Think Rights go to http://thinkrights.dk/
15.00 – 15.20
Welcome: ”Think Rights & Business Human Rights”
By Jakob Lindmark Frier and Alexander Andersson
15.20 – 16.00
Presentation: “Human Rights Management in Nordic Businesses”
By Thomas Trier, external consultant at Deloitte and lawyer specialising in human rights
16.00 – 16.45
Case: ”Business Human Rights in a Danish Context”
By Danish Institute for Human Rights
16.45 – 17.00
Brainstorming: new focus area