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Wednesday, December 2 • 13:30 - 15:00
Access to Remedy and Corporate Accountability

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Access to remedy remains a key challenge for communities and worker groups whose human rights are breached by business. This challenge is greater when the business is domiciled outside of the country where the breach occurred. Communities and workers lack information about avenues for accessing remedy, and lack of capacity to make claims. Power asymmetries between Pacific Island communities and worker groups, and transnational business, are especially large, making claims even harder.

What forums are available for resolving human rights grievances, and how successful are they in addressing the types of harms that communities and workers suffer? This session will explore a range of fora and discuss cases which have been brought by Pacific Island claimants against transnational business.

This session aims to:
  • Assess different avenues for resolving grievances and providing remedy to communities and workers whose human rights are breached by business.
  • Explore the factors that community and worker groups should consider before bringing a claim.
  • Discuss the assistance that communities and workers can access in making these claims.
  • Explore how business can address grievances in good faith.

Session organized by Associate Professor Shelley Marshall, RMIT University. 

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Shelley Marshall

Associate Professor, RMIT University

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Padma Raman

Chief Executive, Australian Human Rights Commission
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Ashwin Raj

Director, Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (Fiji)
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Joe Moses

Claimant, Paga Hill
Human Rights Defender, contributing to make this world a better place to live.
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John Southalan

Independent Examiner, AusNCP

Wednesday December 2, 2020 13:30 - 15:00 GMT+12
Britannia room 3 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji