June 28, 2011 EVENT: The Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD) Project
Join Us for the Launch!
June 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in Lipton Hall at NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street, New York, New York
(Valid ID required for admission. The event will be followed by a brief reception)
Live-streaming worldwide at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/b-hrd
Join us for the launch and a lively discussion featuring the following panelists and presenters:
- Katherine Gallagher - Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Nicholas Lusiani - Program Officer, ESCR-Net
- Lisa Misol - Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch
- Smita Narula - Faculty Director, CHRGJ, NYU School of Law
- Jenae Noell - Center Associate, CHRGJ, NYU School of Law
- Jimmy Pan - Former Student Member, International Human Rights Clinic, NYU School of Law
- Annabel Short - Programme Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Please RSVP by June 24 to Jenae Noell at email@example.com
The Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD, pronounced Be Heard) Project is a new interactive, multi-lingual information portal that provides grassroots groups, NGOs, experts, advocates, academics, and the public at large vital information about the human rights impacts of business activities, and with much needed advocacy tools to hold businesses accountable in a globalized world.
Designed to complement the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in important ways, B-HRD has three major sections-an In Focus section that highlights particular situations of abuse, the legal and non-legal tactics used by human rights defenders to hold businesses accountable, and a profile of the advocates involved; a newly-conceived Tools & Strategy Forum which offers a platform to exchange tools, resources, and advocacy strategies to help prevent and seek justice for business-related abuses; and a searchable Database of over 150 human rights reports that document first-hand the impact of businesses on human rights.
The B-HRD Project is a joint initiative of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law.
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