Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) introduces its forthcoming pilot seminar: “Human Rights and Business”, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa, on July 28th, 2011. AFLA’s latest project reaches out to African businesses and business leaders to engage them in efforts to translate paper written rights into a practical reality for Africa and its people.
All across Africa, there is growing awareness about the need for civil society groups, particularly those working on human rights and the rule of law, to engage not only governments but also the business community in efforts to give recognition and effect to human rights protection. A favorable legal and human rights environment contributes to long term economic gains for enterprises and as a consequence, to economic progress in Africa. Simply put, respect for human rights is good for business! Political stability is good for business!
It is therefore in the interests of both the business community and human rights sectors to join forces in the quest for human rights promotion and protection. To this end, Africa Legal Aid convenes an event featuring cutting-edge deliberations on the interface between human rights and business, led by human rights academics and practitioners, government officials, and representatives of the business community.
The seminar program includes topics such as:
- Engaging the Business Sector in Human Rights and Justice Development in Africa
- Incorporating Gender Perspectives in Human Rights and Business
- The Role of Civil Society
In its vision to engage young people in shaping Africa’s human rights agenda, Africa Legal Aid shall convene a side event for the youth: screening of a documentary, followed by debates. Access to this side event is free. On a competitive basis, students can also participate in the seminar free of charge.
Kindly find below the registration form for AFLA’s “Human Rights and Business” seminar.
We look forward to welcoming you in Pretoria!
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