High-level Seminar: Human Rights and business - Promoting the effective implementation of global and regional instruments
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.
Brainstorming Seminar on the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order
The Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and the PluriCourts academic network co-organise a brainstorming Seminar on 29-30 March in Strasbourg to examine the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order. Initiated by Norway, the event will be the starting point in the intergovernmental work on that topic to be carried out by the Committee of Experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC). The specialised Drafting Group DH-SYSC-II will start discussing the relevant issues immediately after the Seminar.
High-level Seminar: Protection and promotion of human rights in culturally diverse societies
The high-level seminar will focus on the recently adopted Council of Europe guidelines on human rights in culturally diverse societies. It will provide an opportunity to exchange views on challenging concepts, such as direct and indirect discrimination and harassment, multiple discrimination, effective equality and ‘living together’. A selective number of national good practices will also be presented and discussed.