May 21st (Thursday): Beyond Ruggie Principle – Business and Human Rights Seminar
Continuing from “Corporate social responsibility and Human Rights seminar” held last year, Human Rights Now will held “Business and Human Rights Seminar- Berond Lagyy principle” starting on May 21st 2015.
*Seminar will be conducted in Japanese
Date：May 21st（Thursday）From 13:00〜17:00 （casual gathering will follow）
Place：Tokyo Wemens’ plaza
Corporate CSR managers, Academia, lawyers and person who is in charge of judicial affairs
■Concept of the study session
・Based on what had been taught from last year’s seminar on Business and Human Rights, improve business person’s understanding and allow them act accordingly to international standards on Business and Human Rights.
・Throughout the process of fact finding mission and negotiation with UNIQLO, Human Rights Now came to a conclusion that just considering the formality of The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, commonly known as “Ruggie Principle”* alone does not solve Human Rights violation. For instance, there are no further CSR strategies taken by Japanese corporations to prevent further human rights violation aside from strengthening the monitoring.
・by introduce past mistakes and success cases on Business and Human rights approach, participants will learn strategies to react, improve and prevent the human rights violation based on through understanding on Human Rights due diligence in any cases where Japanese companies get involved.
＊The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were proposed by UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie, and endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011. In the same resolution, the UN Human Rights Council established the UN Working Group on business & human rights.
■Time Schedule (subject to change）
”Essence from Ruggie Principle” Lecturer：TBD
”Issues on UNIQLO’s supply chains” Lecturer：Ms. Kazuko Ito, esq.
”Case studies on Business and Human rights” Lecturer: Dr. Tomoko Ako
Group Discussion（choose from one of theme below and discuss among groups）
Theme ① How Human Rights basis should be constructed
② How to conduct Human Rights Due diligence
③ How to respond to Human Rights violation if your company was involved
Comment on Group Discussion by Ms. Kazuko ito & Tomoko Ako
■Organizer & inquiries
Human Rights Now
firstname.lastname@example.org / 03－3835－2110 / Sekine (Ms.)