2021 activities of the Working Group

The below list is not exhaustive and includes:

  • Events organised/convoked by the Working Group.
  • Statements, articles, interviews by the Working Group and Working Group members.
  • Events organised by others in which Working Group members participated and/or made formal presentations, to disseminate the Guiding Principles.

Date

Activities

16 July 2021 Presentation by Ms Elzbieta Karska, Vice-Chair of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights at the first edition of High-Level Annual Venice Conference on the Global State of Human Rights organized by the European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights
7 July 2021 Oral Statement on the Report of the 2020 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights by Mr Surya Deva, Chairperson, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council
22 June 2021 Statement by Mr Surya Deva, Vice Chair, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Online side event during the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council “Special Procedures speaking with One Voice: Human Rights Experts Collective Action and Statements”
27 April 2021 Keynote speech by Prof. Surya Deva, Vice Chairperson, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises at a Workshop on “Environment, Human Rights and Business: A framework for addressing environmental protection challenges” organized by the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights
26 April 2021 Statement by Mr. Surya Deva, Vice Chairperson, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises at the 2nd session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework, without prejudging the nature thereof, relating to the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs)
23 March 2021
Statement by Mr. Surya Deva, Vice Chairperson, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises at The Canadian House of Commons’ Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development