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Thursday, March 14 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Business and human rights: The contours of relationship

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Harpreet Kaur

UNDP - Asia Pacific
Harpreet Kaur is a Business and Human Rights Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok Regional Hub. Prior to this Harpreet lead the Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership at Ashoka University in India, where she steered the agenda on ‘Women, Workplace... Read More →

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Rizwana Hasan

Chief Executive, Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association
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Surya Deva

Chairperson, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Surya Deva is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong. He holds BA (Hons), LLB and LLM from the University of Delhi and a PhD from Sydney Law School, and has taught previously at the University of Delhi and at the National Law Institute University... Read More →
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Katia Chirizzi

Deputy Representative, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Lara White

Senior Specialist, Labour Mobility, IOM
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Rameshwar Nepal

South Asia Director, Equidem Research
Rameshwar is the longest serving director of Amnesty International Nepal, a position he has left to head Equidem’s Nepal office. Rameshwar coordinates Equidem’s work across South Asia and manages our work in Nepal, including a team of four field investigators in that country... Read More →
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Dagmar Walter

Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, International Labour Organization
Ms Dagmar Walter, over the 20 years of her career with the ILO, has worked in several regions/duty stations across Africa, Americas, Europe and now Asia. She strives to foster office efficiency and team spirit for more integrated technical assistance to the ILO constituents, in collaboration... Read More →
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Anant Ahuja

Head Organizational Development, Shahi
Anant leads the Organizational Development (O.D.) department at Shahi Exports. Established in 1974 by Sarla Ahuja, a seamstress herself, Shahi has grown to become India's largest apparel manufacturers, operating 60+ factories with a workforce of 100,000, a majority being women. The... Read More →
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Sebastian Devaraj

Honorary President, Karnataka Garment Workers Union
Importance of dialogue, freedom of association, collective bargaining and democratic values


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Viceroy Lobby level