Are Human Rights Any of Your Business?
Q&A style Discussion Panel in Perth
May 27, 2013 6.15pm to 8.00pm
Central Park Theatrette, 152-158 St Georges Terrace
This is a unique opportunity for an intimate Q&A with a panel that includes internationally recognised experts on business and human rights. The panel members represent a range of stakeholder groups and while mining is well represented, key panellists will draw on their experiences of addressing human rights risks in many sectors.
Your panellists are;
- Alexandra Guaqueta, Expert Member of United Nations Working Group on Business & Human Rights (TBC)
- John Morrison, Executive Director, UK-based Institute of Human Rights and Business, recognised international expert
- Aidan Davy, Deputy Director & Senior Program Director, International Council on Mining and Metals
- Victoria Thom, Senior Strategy Advisor & Mining Focal Point, World Vision Australia
- Vanessa Zimmerman, Group Human Rights Advisor, Rio Tinto & GCNA Human Rights Leadership Group Expert Advisor
- Richard Magnus, UNESCO
Your moderator, ensuring there is a Q&A style interactive session, is Richard Boele, GCNA Board Member and Managing Director of Banarra.
The panel will address questions from the audience as well as the business case for respecting human rights; business and human rights priorities for 2013; how human rights fits into the sustainability agenda; key regional and Australian issues; challenges and best practices panellists are seeing in terms of implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights.
There are drinks and nibbles from 6.15pm.The event is kindly hosted by UNGCNA Member, Rio Tinto and organised by the Human Rights Leadership Group of the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia.
Tickets are free for UNGCNA members and for all non-members is $50 plus GST.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9418 2656
Who should attend:
The UNGCNA recognises that managing human rights impacts requires an integrated approach. Thus businesses are invited to send a representative from any area of their organisation that may deal with human rights impacts, including sustainability, procurement, legal, risk, government relations, external affairs, stakeholder relations or human resources. You need not have attended any of the previous leadership group meetings.
United Nations Global Compact Human Rights Principles:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2:make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.