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The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) organized a seminar on Human Rights and Business in Morocco, on February 5, 2013, at Golden Tulip Farah in Casablanca.

The seminar aims to promote dialogue and cooperation on issues related to human rights in public and private companies. This can be achieved through a multi-stakeholder approach including businesses, unions, government, national institutions and civil society.

The gathering is organized with the support of the Francophone Association of National Human Rights Commissions (AFCNDH). The organizers aim to promote reflection on human rights and business. They hope to create a positive environment that takes into account the roles and responsibilities of each and every stakeholder concerned.

Three sessions are scheduled for this national seminar: Human rights and business: national and international regulatory framework; Human rights and public/private business: legal framework and ways for remedies; Human rights and business: best practices.

Mr. Driss El Yazami, CNDH president, will chair the opening session of the seminar. Mr. Abdelouahed Souhail, Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Mr Salahuddin Kadmiri, CGEM Vice-President, Mr. Miloud Moukharik, Secretary General of the Moroccan Labour Union (U.M.T), Mr. Abdelkader Zair, Deputy Secretary General of the Democratic Confederation of Labour (CDT), Mr. Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the General Union of Moroccan Workers (U.G.T.M), Abderrahmane Azzouzi, Secretary General of the Democratic Federation of Labour (F.D.T.), and Mohamed Yatim, Secretary General of the Morocco National Labour Union (U.N.T.M.), will attend.

Mr. Mahjoub El Haiba, Inter-ministerial Delegate for Human Rights, Mr. Abdelali Benamour, President of the Competition Council, Mr. Abdelaziz Benzakour, the Ombudsman, and Mimoun Bentaleb, Secretary General of the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training will attend the seminar as well.

The United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously adopted on June 26, 2011 a resolution defining the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These principles are not legally binding. They are nevertheless authoritative at the international level.


Activity: National Seminar on Human Rights and Business in Morocco'

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

Venue: Hotel Golden Tulip Farah, Casablanca

Contact: CNDH - Department of Communication (05 37 73 13 39)