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CNDH hosts a course on Business and Human rights

The National Human Rights Council of Morocco (CNDH) hosts a course on Business and Human Rights blended learning for NANHRI from 3 to 5 July 2017 at its training institute in Rabat, Morocco. This event is held in partnership with the Danish Institute For Human Rights (DIHR), the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), with the support of the European Union.

Since October 2015, the CNDH has been chair of the GANHRI working group on business and human rights. This course build on e-learning conducted there hand to provide participants with initial information on business and human rights and to train them on potential roles of NHRIs.

The course is facilitated by the DIHR.  19 African national human rights institutions will take part at this training session: Morocco, Burundi, Senegal, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Mauritania, Cameron, Zambia, Uganda, Algeria, Malawi, Niger, Mali, and Kenya.

To be noted that the CNDH has already organized two training sessions on business and human rights. The first one was organized in September 2015, in partnership with the Francophone Association of National Human Rights Commissions (AFCNDH), International Organization of la Francophonie (IOF) and the CNDH, on “the role of NHRIs in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”. The second one was held in partnership with the DIHR in March 2016 on “facilitate access to remedies for business human rights violations: the role of NHRIs”.

Business and human rights issues has been the subject of increased attention over the last years and a major challenge to the stakeholders working on the protection of human rights including who are involved in encouraging companies and their activities to be in conformity with the principle of social and environmental responsibility and respect for human rights.