10th International Conference of NHRIs on "Business and Human Rights"
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Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
will attend the event, which will see the 'Edinburgh Declaration' drafted as part of the conference.
officials,government representatives, civil society and business organisations will discuss human rights
issues on the theme of Business and Human Rights, and the role national institutions can play in improving
human rights in a globalised world.
Rights (OHCHR) and the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and
Protection of Human Rights (ICC).
legislature and I look forward to welcoming delegates from around the globe to the Scottish Parliament next
year. "The work undertaken by human rights institutions around the world plays a vital role. The Scottish
Parliament is proud not only to recognize this work but also to play our part in promoting debate and good
practice in this area."
Denmark (2002) and Morocco (2000).
"We are delighted to be celebrating international Human Rights Day today by announcing this conference
coming to Scotland.
"Although ours is one of the newest Commissions in the world, by securing this event we are playing our part
on the international stage. I'm sure that all of the delegates from our sister organisations in Africa, Asia-
the Americas and the rest of Europe will share a wealth of experiences in Edinburgh during this important
Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who will also be invited to attend,
added: "This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for national human rights institutions to discuss
and share priorities and strategies to improve the application of human rights norms in the corporate arena.
well placed to do serious human rights business with companies headquartered in their countries."
that is has been successful. This is a real vote of confidence from the international community in Scotland
and the work of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. The concept of human rights also extends to the
impact of climate change on countries across the globe, which is why I am proud that Scotland is pioneering
world-leading targets for tackling global warming, and why just this week I have announced the creation of a
new 2020 delivery group to deliver those targets."
from Thursday 7 October until Sunday 10 October 2010.
Developed Countries (LDCs) to attend and share their experiences on human rights and business.
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