Past Event

National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: A Discussion with Sara Blackwell of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

February 3, 2016
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
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Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 602

CCSI and the Human Rights Institute hosted a discussion with Sara Blackwell, Legal and Policy Coordinator at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR). In this interactive session, Sara talked about ICAR’s work with governments, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions, and business groups in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe on the development of country-specific National Action Plans (NAPs) to promote the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Human Rights Council’s 2014 resolution to establish an inter-governmental process to work toward the development of a binding treaty to address the human rights obligations of transnational corporations, and specifically its interaction with current NAP processes, was also discussed.