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Summaries of parallel events

Note: The summaries of the parallel sessions listed below were posted as received from the respective organisers. The Forum Secretariat is not responsible for the content in these documents.

Discussing cases –triggering change

Organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with the German Forum Human Rights, ESCR-Net and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in collaboration with the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Principles in Practice: recent developments in law and legal practice in the field of business and human rights

Organised by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Faculty of Law at Western University

Access to remedy at international financial institutions: challenges and opportunities of non-judicial grievance mechanisms

Organised by Accountability Counsel, SOMO, Inclusive Development International

Putting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice: Perspectives from companies, NGOs and trade unions

Organised by Ethical Trading Initiative

Ensuring access to effective judicial & non-judicial remedies: progress, trends & recommendations

Organised by ICAR, BHRRC, CORE, ECCJ, FIDH, and Larry Catá Backer, Pennsylvania State University School of Law

The Financial Sector and Human Rights: Assessing responsibilities and bench marking progress

Organised by Bank Track

The commitment of the Central American Private Sector to respect Human Rights

Organised by CEGESTI

Sub-Saharan Africa Case Study-Opportunities and Challenges of integrating Human Rights in development agreements- Community Engagement Models, the tool for solution

Organised by Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment- LITE Africa

Does the world need a human rights based convention on healthy diets? Exploring the role of food corporations towards the rights to adequate food and health

Organised by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and its partners

An international arbitration tribunal on business and human rights

Organised by Lawyers for Better Business and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Investigating and tackling labour rights abuses and improving access to remedy

Organised by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission

Overseeing private security operations in complex environments: putting the international code of conduct for private security service providers into practice

Organised by ICoCA, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces

Embedding the corporate responsibility to respect human rights: trends and challenges in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles towards the promotion of amulti-stakeholder dialogue and cooperation

Organised by CSR Europe and Fair Play Human Rights Consulting

Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments

Organised by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Individual Choice, Collective Action: How Social Accountability Helps Communities and Business Solve Collective Action Problems

Organised by World Vision International

Obstacles and Challenges encountered by indigenous women in their efforts to access effective remedy and recognition as rights-holders by the extractive industry

Organised by Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme

Development Finance Institutions and the Operationalization of the Guiding Principles

Organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction