Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), EarthRights International, the Western Shoshone Defense Project and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights cordially invite you to the side event
Corporate Accountability in the Obama Era
The U.S. Record Respecting, Protecting and Remedying Human Rights Against Business–Related Abuses
November 4th, 2010
Room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva
This public event aims to raise awareness amongst government delegations and civil society about the U.S. piecemeal corporate accountability record in advance of its first-ever November 2010 Universal Periodic Review. Community leaders directly affected by business human rights abuses and NGO representatives will discuss their concrete successes and substantial challenges struggling at great odds to influence U.S. legislative, regulatory, administrative and policy bodies to uphold the U.S. government’s duties to respect, protect and remedy human rights against business-related abuses.
Moderator: Carlos Lopez, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
- Sangina Patnaik, Corrie family. Corrie v. Caterpillar
- Katherine Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
- Larson Bill, Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP)
- Seánna Howard, Staff Attorney at the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program
Moderator: Open Discussion (30 min.)
Light refreshments provided.
Video of this event is available here: http://www.blip.tv/file/4870016
Thursday, November 4, 2010