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Tuesday, November 23 • 13:45 - 15:00
The role of NHRIs in business and human rights – sharing of experiences, challenges and good practices

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The session on the role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) is envisioned to bring together NHRIs in the Pacific region for discussion on good practices, challenges, lessons learned, and outlook for NHRIs in the Pacific region regarding its role and work in business and human rights.

This session aims to:
  • Bring NHRIs in the Pacific together to share their experiences and insights on their work in addressing business and human rights issues;
  • Consider the Report of the Working Group on the issues of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the critical role of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses; and
  • Identify lessons learned and good practices, including how NHRIs in the Pacific can collaborate and work together to address business and human rights issues.

Session organized by Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF).

Moderators
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Kieren Fitzpatrick

Director, Asia Pacific Forum (APF) of National Human Rights Institutions

Speakers
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Sa'aga Talu Teafa

Chief Ombudsman, Tuvalu Ombudsman Commission
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Justine Nolan

Director, Australian Institute for Human Rights
Justine Nolan is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney. She is a Visiting Professorial Scholar at NYU's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Justine's research focuses on the intersection of business and human rights, in particular, corporate responsibility for human... Read More →
avatar for Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo

Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, New Zealand Human Rights Commission
Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo is the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission.She is of Samoan descent and a mother to three children.Saunoamaali'i has worked as a public advisor, consultant, and social worker, advocating for the rights... Read More →
avatar for Ashwin Raj

Ashwin Raj

Director, Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (Fiji)
avatar for Loukinikini Vili

Loukinikini Vili

Director of Human Rights, Samoa Office of the Ombudsman/National Human Rights Institution
Mrs Loukinikini Vili-Lewaravu, Director of Human Rights of the Samoa Ombudsman/NHRI Office.She is a lawyer by profession for more than 10 years.She worked as a barrister & solicitor for the Office of the Attorney General of Samoa for 6 years before she joined the office of the Ombudsman/NHRI.She... Read More →



Tuesday November 23, 2021 13:45 - 15:00 GMT+12