The purpose of the High-Level Seminar on Human Rights and Business was to raise awareness about Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on human rights and business, illustrating its specific added value while encouraging an efficient implementation process: while the instrument is exclusively addressed to Council of Europe member States, the seminar also aimed at exploring multi-stakeholder approaches towards implementation challenges.
In bringing together international partners, national governments, experts, academics and civil society representatives, the event offered a platform to increase mutual understanding, identified lessons learned and explored avenues to join efforts in overcoming barriers to implementation and fostering progress in this field.
- Background paper and Programme
- Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on human rights and business (Council of Europe Publication)
Recordings of the Seminar:
- Opening Session: Assessing the need for strengthening the existing legal framework
- Working Session I: The Council of Europe’s contribution to the international legal framework
- Working Session II: