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Published on Monday, December 06, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

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As part of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights 15th Anniversary celebrations, and At the tenth anniversary of of the Ruggie Principles and six years on from the 2015 Paris Agreement, this  conferences is a key moment to explore the links between human rights violations and corporate activity, and the importance of international standards in strengthening respect and protection of human rights.

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In a context of market liberalisation, companies have expanded their activities beyond national borders and have acquired unprecedented economic and political power. A key issue in the vast and complex phenomenon of globalization are human rights abuses in the context of foreign investment and transnational business operations It is undeniable that the growing number of business activities and operations in third countries result in serious human rights and environmental impacts. Most of these impacts take place in the developing world but are caused by Western companies.

Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights the issue of corporate human rights due diligence has become increasingly.. 

The environmental degradation, climate change and unsustainable development constitute some of the most pressing and serious threats to the ability of present and future generations to enjoy multiple human rights and parties to the UNFCCC have an obligation to take effective measures to mitigate climate change, enhance the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations and prevent foreseeable loss of life.

This 10-year anniversary is an important milestone, but there is much more at stake in the current  global environment which makes today a real inflection point for the future we want: the climate and  environmental crises, combined with other major global challenges, such as shrinking civic space,  populism, corruption, conflict and fragility, and yet unknown human consequences of technological  developments. The socio-economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 has further laid bare and amplified gross  existing inequalities and injustices, including pervasive gender

As part of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights 15th Anniversary celebrations, and At the tenth anniversary of of the Ruggie Principles and six years on from the 2015 Paris Agreement, this  conferences is a key moment to explore the links between human rights violations and corporate activity, and the importance of international standards in strengthening respect and protection of human rights.

Subjects

  • Law (Main subject)

Places

  • Paris, France (75006)

Event format

Full online event


Date(s)

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Keywords

  • droit de l'homme, changement climatique, société transnationale, diligence raisonnable

Contact(s)

  • Jean-Baptiste Harelimana
    courriel : jbharelimana [at] aailp [dot] org

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Information source

  • Jean-Baptiste Harelimana
    courriel : jbharelimana [at] aailp [dot] org

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« Droits de l’homme, changement climatique et sociétés transnationales en Afrique », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, December 06, 2021, https://calenda.org/944522

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