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Corruption: Business and Human Rights - Forum on Business and Human Rights 2019
25 Nov 2019 -  Corruption: the business and human rights dimension
Focus and objectives:
This session is a kick-off for a consultation process led by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights to inform its report to the UN Human Rights Council in 2020, which will address the connection between anti-corruption efforts and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It will involve perspectives from governments and multi-stakeholder panel. The panel will address a range of key questions for the intersection between these two agendas, including:
• How governments in different regions see the connection between both agendas and how policy and regulatory efforts to advance anti-corruption can extend to promoting corporate respect for human rights
• Lessons from business on how integrating respect for human rights and human rights due diligence enhances overall supply chain risk management and the importance of a people-centred approach
• Lessons for the business and human rights agenda from various civil society-led efforts to address corporate-related corruption, including: work done to address beneficial ownership and anonymous shell companies; initiatives to promote integrity pacts and clean contracting in procurement; and efforts to seek remedy for victims of corporate-related corruption through legal avenues.

Anita Ramasastry - Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

• Ulrika Lyckman - Deputy director, Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade and CSR, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
• Simon Taylor - Director, Global Witness
• Irina Lonean - Project Coordinator, Transparency International
• Viviane Schiavi - Deputy Director, Inclusive & Green Growth, International Chamber of Commerce
• Anneke Van Woudenberg - Executive Director, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

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