Conflict Resolution Class Invites UST Community to Participate in Online Dialogue on Corporations and Human Rights

The St. Thomas community is invited to join the Conflict Resolution class in Justice and Peace Studies, and the New Tactics community for an online dialogue on the topic of working with corporations to assess and improve their human rights impact.

The dialogue, hosted on the New Tactics website, will run through Tuesday, April 24.

According to the New Tactics website, “Corporations can have an enormous impact on human rights – both good and bad. As corporations become more global, the potential impact on human rights also grows. … This dialogue is an opportunity to explore the innovative ways that practitioners work with corporations to assess and improve their human rights impact."

The St. Thomas community is invited to share experiences, ideas and questions in the dialogue. Featured resource practitioners committed to help lead the dialogue include:

  • Claire Methven O'Brien – Senior human rights adviser for the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark
  • Glevys Redon – Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP), United Kingdom
  • Naomi Kinsella – Program director for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), Papua New Guinea
  • Sukhgerel Dugersuren – Oyu Tolgoi Watch, Mongolia
  • Scott Walker – Corporate social responsibility, policy, public affairs, communications consultant, United Kingdom
  • Rocio Meza – practitioner, Peru and Luxembourg
  • Ignacio A. Boulin Victoria, lawyer, Southern Lights Group partner, specializing in business and human rights