IPIECA participated in the conference Transnational Corporate Human Rights Abuses: Delivering Access to Justice on 17 July. Hosted by CORE, the Business and Human Rights Centre and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, included three panel discussions focused on the challenges and solutions of ensuring access to justice. Representing the business perspective, Roper Cleland, Senior Manager Social Responsibility, presented IPIECA’s two-year collaborative learning project on grievance mechanisms, which is part of the Business and Human Rights Project.
The project, which is conducted in partnership with seven member-companies, looks at developing and implementing non-judicial, operational level grievance mechanisms in a range of regions. Other panellists included Michael Addo, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and Seema Joshi, Head of Business and Human Rights at Amnesty Intentional. Overall there was agreement in the importance of implementing the Access to Justice Pillar in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and a strong interest in IPIECA’s grievance mechanisms work.
- 25 July 2014