The emerging field of business and human rights was the focus of a workshop conducted by ILPI’s director Njal Hostmaelingen, at the Faculty of Law at Agostinho Neto University (FDUAN) on 18 October 2016.
How voluntary and soft law instruments are placing responsibilities on both corporations and states to ensure that human rights violations by the business sector do not occur, was the point of departure for the workshop. Present were human rights moot court students dedicated to obtain more knowledge about human rights.
The main emphasis was placed on exploring the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which have become the global reference point for the business and human rights discourse.
This workshop was presided over by Dean André Victor and contained fruitful discussions between the participants and organisers after the presentation. The presentation in English and Portuguese can be found, here.