Business & Human Rights in Ireland

Congratulations to Professor Anita Ramasastry who tops the list of candidates for the vacant seat on the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The President of the Human Rights Council is due to select a candidate this month to represent the group of “Western European and other States” on the Working Group. It is a great recognition for Anita, who has been a long-time friend and colleague of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. She set up the first business and human rights course at the Centre when she was a visiting scholar ten years ago and she returns every year to give guest lectures and to participate in business and human rights events. She is an ideal candidate for this role, as shown by the summary of her record in the Report of the Consultative Group:

Ms. Ramasastry is a…

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