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Aruna Chandrasekhar on the Business & Human Rights Landscape in India

04 January 2016

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

India is one of the pivots on which global growth depends, and its economy is set to expand significantly over the next few years.

Economic growth in India creates prosperity and jobs, but human rights activists have long argued that in the process, the government has weakened protection for human rights and companies have found it easier to use or acquire land.

Aruna Chandrasekhar is a senior researcher at Amnesty International in India, where she has been working on business impacts on human rights. She has led advocacy campaigns and participated in mass mobilisation around mining and other large projects.

In Geneva for the UN Forum, Aruna talked to IHRB’s Salil Tripathi about the legal challenges in India and the business and human rights landscape.

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